Dietetics and Nutrition

Communication

Seminar, 1.00 ECTS

 

Course content

The students
- are able to present the fundamentals of communication and the most common communication models (e.g. Watzlawick, Schulz von Thun)
- are able to reflect on their own communicative behaviour and train their ability to communicate clearly and comprehensibly
- are able to explain the functioning of perception and information transfer
- are able to present theoretical knowledge in the fields of team work and conflict management and apply this knowledge in practical exercises
- are able to present theoretical knowledge in the fields of argumentation and discussion and apply this knowledge in practical exercises
- are able to apply presentation techniques in practice
- develop an awareness of their own voice and body language
- train the following communication skills: express their thoughts clearly, listen attentively, accurately recount information and things heard/experienced
- are able to reflect on the following fields of communication: Which factors have a positive or negative effect on a conversation? How am I perceived by others? What signals are sent by my body?
- are able to give and accept feedback and train in groups

Learning outcomes

In this module students acquire a fundamental understanding of the key areas of (nutritional) psychology such as perception, cognitive processes, action control and emotional and motivational aspects of action. They are familiar with the backgrounds of the development of self-image and public image in terms of body perception and the development and perception of attractiveness. The students acquire important social communicative competence and self-competence such as communication skills, presentation skills, conflict management, ability to work in a team and the fundamentals of (nutrition) marketing.

The students
- learn about the fundamental theoretical fields and different models of general psychology and nutritional psychology
- develop an understanding of the fundamentals of perception, consciousness, memory, action control and learning theories
- are able to differentiate between self-image and public image in terms of body perception and perception of attractiveness, develop a positive body image and present the psychological fundamentals of body dysmorphic disorders
- develop and train social communicative competence and self-competence such as communication skills, presentation skills, conflict management, ability to work in a team, capacity to accept criticism and capacity for reflection
- are aware of the effect of their voice and body language
- learn the fundamentals and principles of (nutrition) marketing and nutritional psychology and develop an awareness of “dietitians” as a brand

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books, journals and relevant current primary literature will be announced by the lecturers at the start of the course or are included in the relevant syllabus.

Mode of delivery

SE

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment