Population / Public Health Needs Assessment

Assessing Needs and Setting Priorities in Population and Public Health – is a bilingual, evidence-based, self-paced learning program. The course focuses on the development of the knowledge and skills required for conducting a community nutrition needs assessment and prioritizing needs - two performance indicators in the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice.

Based on effective adult education and learning theory, this 6-module, case-based course includes interactive features, periodic quizzes to test understanding of the learning concepts, additional resources for further reading, a final test to assess knowledge and skills and a printable certificate of completion.

Course registration provides access to the following materials:

  • Web-based interactive course format
  • A downloadable Power Point presentation and Student Workbook

Supplementary Materials
Course Objectives:
  • Describe reasons why a needs assessment is important in professional practice
  • Assess groups, communities and populations according to size, demographics, needs, strengths and abilities
  • Identify available assets and resources
  • Collect, organize and utilize sources of information relevant to a proposed program
  • Integrate findings into community nutrition program plans
  • Prioritize goals and strategies in community nutrition programs

This course has been created with extensive input from dietetic educators, public health practitioners and dietetic students. Dietitians of Canada gratefully acknowledges funding support for this project from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The views expressed within the course do not necessarily represent the views of PHAC.

Your purchase entitles you to unlimited access to course materials for 90 days from the date you register. Extensions will not be granted. It is estimated that the course will take 3-5 hours to complete all 6 modules. The certificate of completion will indicate 5.0 Credit Hours once you have successfully passed the final test.


For details on how to register groups of students and interns, contact centralinfo@dietitians.ca
 

Last Updated: October 24, 2015

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