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Health psychology for dietitians (6 points)


Leader: Assoc Prof Sandra Lancaster

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject examines psychological factors affecting health and health care treatment throughout the various stages of life. Nutrition knowledge gained in other subjects of the course will be supplemented by introducing the broader context of how people's psychological needs may influence eating behaviour and responses to health related dietary change. A developmental framework will be used to consider establishment of normal feeding and eating behaviours and development of feeding problems and eating disorders. A major emphasis in the subject will be on psychological aspects of acute and chronic illnesses and psychological processes within the family that may affect interventions.

Assessment: Examination (2 hrs): 50% + Essay (1,500 words): 30% + Tutorial discussion: 10% + Practical Behaviour Change Reports(2): 10%

Contact Hours: 1 hour per week (lecture)

Prerequisites: Completion of Year 1 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

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