DIETETIC PRACTICE THEORY AND CASE MANAGEMENT A

DTN4DPA

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the nutrition and dietetic management of common diseases and conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, malnutrition, gastrointestinal disorders and pregnancy. In this subject, students will extend learning from DTN4DPS to develop their skills in individual dietetic case management, one of the key domains of competency required by the national accrediting body. Translation of the theory of nutrition assessment, diagnosis and management into practice will occur through simulated learning and during a placement in a clinical setting. During this placement, students will undertake nutritional assessment of patients/clients with specific diseases and conditions; integrate nutrition assessment data into a nutrition diagnosis, and formulate nutrition goals and management plans. Students will also examine the role and tools for nutrition screening, and undertake and/or act on the outcomes of nutrition screening in clinical practice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HMDP - Master of Dietetic Practice; HZHSDP, HZNDP - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice or Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Dietetic Pracitce and must have passed DTN4DPS and (DTN4FSF or DTN4FSI) and (DTN4ECN or DTN4CPA) and DTN4LPN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGriffith University handbook of nutrition and dieteticsPrescribedStewart, R. (5th Ed)GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH< AUATRALIA, SOUTHPORT, QLD
ReadingsManual of Dietetic PracticePrescribedGandy, J (5th ed)5TH EDN, OXFORD, WILEY-BLACKWELL, UNITED KINGDOM
ReadingsNutrition Counselling and Education Skill DevelopmentPrescribedBauer, K.D., Liou, D. and Sokolik, C.A. 20122ND EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, USA, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, WADSWORTH
ReadingsFood and nutrtion throughout lifeRecommendedCroxford, S (ed) 2015ALLEN AND UNWIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of diseases and conditions to the dietetic case management of individuals.

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, readings, media technologies

02. Describe and use a nutrition screening tool

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities

03. Determine the nutritional status of healthy individuals and those with clinical conditions/diseases using nutritional assessment data

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities

04. Develop nutrition management plans for an individual based on the outcomes of nutritional assessment and diagnosis.

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities

05. Communicate with clients/patients, peers and members of the health care team for the purpose of individual dietetic case management.

Activities:
Practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities

06. Translate scientific nutritional information into practical dietary advice.

Activities:
Practical workshops, media technologies, professional placement activities.

07. Demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to dietetic practice

Activities:
On-line resources (e.g. Pebble Pad), professional placement activities, practical workshops

08. Reflect on own learning and skill development in individual dietetic case management, and develop personal learning goals to enhance future performance.

Activities:
On-line resources (e.g. Pebble Pad), professional placement activities, practical workshops

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 43 - 50
One 16.0 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 43 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are required 16 days of practicum (112 hours)."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 38
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be made up of a combination of lectures, practicals, and workshops delivered at a clinical school."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 42 - 50
Four 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be held on Fridays, weeks 42, 45, 48 and 50 delivered at a clinical school."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000-word group written assignment (equiv. to 750-words per team member)10 06
One 2,000-word reflective practice portfolio (1,000 words equivalent)15 07, 08
One 2-hour written examination.Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One 1,500-word MNT portfolio15 01, 06
One hour online quiz (week 6) (60 min/quiz) (1,000 words equivalent)10 01, 03, 04, 06
Two 1,000-word nutrition care plans plus two 10-minute oral presentations (Total 3,000 words equiv)30 01, 03, 04, 05, 06