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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley

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 - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice and must have passed DTN4DPS and DTN4FSI and DTN4CPA and DTN4LPN.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGriffith University handbook of nutrition and dieteticsPrescribedStewart, R. (Ed) 2007GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, AUSTRALIA, SOUTHPORT, QLD
ReadingsManual of Dietetic PracticePrescribedThomas, B. and Bishop, J., (Eds) 20074TH 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
ReadingsNutrition through the life cycleRecommendedBrown, J.E., Isaacs, J., Krinke, B., Lechtenberg, E., Murtaugh, M., Sharbaugh, C., Splett, P., Stang, J., Wooldridge, N., 20114TH EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, USA, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, WADSWORTH

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 31-51, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley

Class requirements

Three 5.0 hours lecture/practical other recurrence on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Only weeks 45, 48 and 50"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 38
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 Week: 43 - 50
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)."


Assessment elementComments%
Dietetic practice skill and competency assessment.Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall0
One 2,000-word group written assignment (equiv. to 500-words per team member10
One 2,000-word reflective practice portfolio15
One 2-hour written examination.Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall30
One 30-minute written test5
Two 1,000-word nutrition care plans plus a 10-minute oral presentation40