DIETETIC PRACTICE THEORY AND CASE MANAGEMENT B

DTN5DPB

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the dietetic management of common conditions including digestive diseases, food allergy and intolerances, cancer, critical illness and surgical nutrition. Translation of dietetic theory, into practice, will occur through a hospital placement. During this placement you will integrate nutrition assessment data into a nutrition diagnosis, formulate nutrition goals, and begin to implement management plans with individual patients. You will use food service to provide therapeutic diets to inpatients, begin to educate patients, and participate in multidisciplinary team management and evaluate nutrition management plans. On placement you may encounter therapeutic diets, nutrition and lifestyle intervention to treat obesity and metabolic disease, oral nutrition support and enteral and parenteral nutrition. You will integrate best available evidence, into dietetic practice through an extended case study, by critically evaluating the management of an individual patient.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Dean

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed DTN4DPA and DTN4EPI and DTN4CPB and must be enrolled in either - HMDP Master of Dietetic Practice or HZHSDP Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice.

Co-requisites DTN5FSM

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGriffith University handbook of nutrition and dietetics.PrescribedStewart, R (ed) 2007GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SOUTHPORT, QLD.
ReadingsManual of dietetic practice.PrescribedThomas, B & Bishop, J (eds) 20074TH EDN, OXFORD, UK.
ReadingsNutrition counselling and education skill development.PrescribedBauer, KD, Liou, D & Sokolik, CA 20122ND EDN, WADSWORTH, CENGAGE LEARNING, CA.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 04-30, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Dean

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 04 - 30
Four 7.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Four 7-hour Lectures per study period and delivered via face-to-face. (Seven hours of lectures for each of four days in week four (total of 30 hours)"

Placement - Off Site Week: 04 - 30
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 140-hour Placement - Off Site per study period. (Practicum/clinical placement of a total of 140 hours (20 days over five weeks). Placement-based tutorials are included in the 140 hours.)"

Seminar Week: 04 - 30
One 5.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 5-hour Seminar per study period and delivered via face-to-face. (One 5-hour assessment seminar in week 13 or week 24.)"

WorkShop Week: 04 - 30
One 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 4-hour WorkShop per study period and delivered via face-to-face. (One four-hour practical skills workshop in week four.)"

WorkShop Week: 04 - 30
Two 5.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 30 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two 5-hour WorkShops per study period and delivered via face-to-face. (Two 5-hour workshops during the placement period.)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Dietetic practice skill and competency assessment.0
One 2,500-word paper and one individual 10-minute oral presentation.35
One 2-hour written examination.Hurdle requirement: students must pass this examination in order to pass the subject.30
One reflective practice portfolio (total of 2,000 words).10
Two written nutrition care plans (800 words each) and one 10-minute oral presentation of one plan.25