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Practice makes perfect, but maybe not. There is no such thing as a perfect counselor. You will make mistakes, you will say the wrong thing at times, but you will learn from these experiences. It can take years to develop counseling skills and a personal style that works for you. So, in our case, we want to practice as much as possible to help build comfort, confidence and remove some of that initial awkwardness. Preparation is key to success as a future nutrition counselor. We want clients to come back to us, so we can help them work towards achieving their goals. But what are the chances of this happening if we are awkward, communicate poorly and seem inexperienced. Food for thought: Have you ever met with a health practitioner that made you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable for them and/or made you suspect that you might be their first ever patient/client? And if so, did you see this practitioner again?
With that said, you will complete the “Assignment- Nutritional Assessment” on text page 135. Find a healthy volunteer to meet in person. This may be a friend, immediate family member, relative, classmate or co-worker.
Part I: Use the guidelines and steps listed.
Please note- this includes giving your volunteer a copy of the Lifestyle Management Forms 5.1 & 5.4 to fill out prior to the counseling session (pages 402 & 408 in text). You can send this ahead of time in an email/word document/scanned document etc.
Also note- you will need a tape measure, calculator, visuals for portion sizes and your text present (for additional forms in the Appendix) when you meet with the volunteer.
For this discussion forum, you will:
Post your answer to Part II, question 7: What did you learn from this experience?
Based on this activity, identify your stregnths and/or areas that need improvement.
AND attach as a word document, answers to Part II- Questions 1-6.
Q1 – use initials instead of actual identity/name of volunteer.
Q8 is optional, you will be filling these forms out with the volunteer anyways, attach if you would like. No extra credit.
Responses to your peers should involve critical review of their answers to Q1-7. See the discussion forum grading rubric for more guidance.
2:the Australia Quality Framework
Research as per the Australia Quality Framework (AQF) guidelines. Two specific requirements need to be considered. Students need to demonstrate “a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice, and demonstrate &quot;knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning”.
Each unit in the MBA has a number of required weekly readings in terms of academic texts, journals and business publications that represent the appropriate body of knowledge and recent developments. In order to demonstrate the ability to engage in appropriate research, students should read and utilise these texts and journals and publications, and as a Masters student, indicate a willingness to research beyond this minimum standard through additional texts, journals and studies that demonstrate an ability to engage in independent research. Advanced level course, and accrediting bodies are also looking for evidence of independent research, so the ability to conduct this project without continually relying on your tutors and lecturers is an important part of the learning process for this unit.