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Foundations of Practice I​II

Course Number
5600 (Clinical Public Health)
Course Instructor(s)
Eric Ng

Course Description

CHL5652 is part of the course series of three Foundations of Practices Courses (CHL 5650, 5651, 5652), which are usually completed concurrently. These are applied and experiential learning courses focus on fundamental aspects of nutrition and dietetics practice. In this course, students will focus on leadership skills, communications skills and professionalism, through applied projects in the community, which will also address selected competencies in the population health and management fields, as outlined in the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEPs). Some of the practical assignments will be completed in groups.

Course Objectives

Learning activities in this course will enable students to:

  • Understand professional practice issues relevant to Dietitians.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate an online nutrition education session.

Methods of Assessment

Additional information about all assignments will be provided in class and include grading rubrics and detailed instructions:

  • Session Plan & Flyer (group): 30%
  • Infographic (individual): 15%
  • Nutrition Education Session (group): 30%
  • Reflection (Individual): 15%
  • Participation (individual): 10%

General Requirements

CHL 5652H is only available to, and is a requirement for, MPH Nutrition and Dietetics students who are working towards completion of the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEPs). There are no prerequisites required for this course.