DIETETIC PRACTICE SKILLS
Credit points: 15
This subject addresses the knowledge and skills that form the foundation for competent practice in dietetics. In this subject students are introduced to the nutrition care process (also called the dietetic care process) and will begin to develop skills in nutrition assessment and nutrition diagnosis. The theory and practice of the key components of nutrition assessment will be covered, including anthropometry and body composition, dietary assessment and clinical assessment. A range of tools and systems for nutrition assessment will be explored. Through case-based learning, students will apply and integrate their knowledge and skills to begin formulating nutrition diagnoses and setting goals aimed at addressing nutrition problems in health and disease. This subject provides key learning and skill development for individual dietetic case management (clinical dietetic practice) and progression to DTN4DPA (Dietetic Practice Theory and Case Management A) the following semester.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites If the student is enrolled in HMDP - Master of Dietetic Practice then no rule applies. If the student is enrolled in HZHSDP - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice then must pass 240 credit points.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Griffith University handbook of nutrition and dietetics||Prescribed||Stewart, R ed 2011||4TH EDITION GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, AUSTRALIA, SOUTHPORT, QLD|
|Readings||Nutrition Counselling and Education Skill Development||Prescribed||Bauer, K.D., Liou, D and Sokolik, C.A., 2012||2ND EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, USA: WADSWORTH|
|Readings||Principles of Nutritional Assessment||Prescribed||Gibson, R.S., 2005||2ND EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, USA, NEW YORK|
|Readings||Manual of Dietetic Practice||Recommended||Thomas, B and Bishop J Eds 2007||4TH EDN, WILEY-BLACKWELL, UK, OXFORD|
|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, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 2,000-word nutrition assessment portfolio.||40|
|one 30-minute practical skills test||Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall||35|
|one 60-minute written examination||Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall||25|