DIETETIC PRACTICE THEORY AND CASE MANAGEMENT A
Credit points: 30
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.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Must be enrolled in one of the following courses: HMDP - Master of Dietetic Practice, HZHSDP - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice and must have passed DTN4DPS and DTN4FSI and DTN4CPA and DTN4LPN.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Griffith University handbook of nutrition and dietetics||Prescribed||Stewart, R. (Ed) 2007||GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, AUSTRALIA, SOUTHPORT, QLD|
|Readings||Manual of Dietetic Practice||Prescribed||Thomas, B. and Bishop, J., (Eds) 2007||4TH EDN, OXFORD, WILEY-BLACKWELL, UNITED KINGDOM|
|Readings||Nutrition Counselling and Education Skill Development||Prescribed||Bauer, K.D., Liou, D. and Sokolik, C.A. 2012||2ND EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, USA, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, WADSWORTH|
|Readings||Nutrition through the life cycle||Recommended||Brown, J.E., Isaacs, J., Krinke, B., Lechtenberg, E., Murtaugh, M., Sharbaugh, C., Splett, P., Stang, J., Wooldridge, N., 2011||4TH EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, USA, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, WADSWORTH|
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Melbourne, 2014, Week 31-51, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley
Three 5.0 hours lecture/practical other recurrence on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Only weeks 45, 48 and 50"
Two 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are required 46-hours of lectures and 16- hours of practical skills laboratory/workshops."
Placement - Off Site
One 16.0 days placement - off site per study period from week 43 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students are required 16 days of practicum (112 hours)."
|Dietetic practice skill and competency assessment.||Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall||0|
|One 2,000-word group written assignment (equiv. to 500-words per team member||10|
|One 2,000-word reflective practice portfolio||15|
|One 2-hour written examination.||Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall||30|
|One 30-minute written test||5|
|Two 1,000-word nutrition care plans plus a 10-minute oral presentation||40|