DIETETIC PRACTICE THEORY AND CASE MANAGEMENT C

DTN5DPC

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the dietetic management of specialised conditions including eating disorders, infectious diseases, injuries, brain injury, burns, pressure ulcers and wounds, and specialised paediatric disorders. In this subject you will extend prior learning with the aim of reaching entry-level practice competency in individual dietetic case management. Translation of dietetic theory into practice will occur through a hospital placement. During this placement you will undertake individual dietetic case management of patients/clients, with specific diseases, and integrate all aspects of the dietetic care process, including hospital food service. You will provide nutrition education and counselling to patients, participate in multidisciplinary team management and discharge planning for patients, and advocate for nutrition services and interventions. By the end of the placement you will be expected to manage a caseload of patients.

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 DTN5DPB and DTN5FSM and must be enrolled in either - HMDP Master of Dietetic Practice or HZHSDP Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice.

Co-requisites DTN5CPC

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.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 29-47, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Dean

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 42 - 42
Four 7.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seven hours of lecture/workshops on four days in week 42."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 29 - 29
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 29 to week 29 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Five days of facilitated lectures/workshops taught in block mode in week 29."

Placement - Off Site
One 168.0 hours placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"168 hours of practicum/clinical placement over five weeks. Placement based tutorials are included in the 168 hours."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Dietetic practice skill and competency assessment.Hurdle requirement: students must pass this clinical placement/achieve clinical competency in order to pass the subject.0
One 2,500-word written group paper and 10-minute group oral presentation.Presentation includes a further 5-10 minutes for discussion, rebuttal and defence.35
One reflective practice portfolio (total of 2,500-3,000 words).10
One two-hour written examination.Hurdle requirement: students must pass this examination in order to pass the subject.30
Two nutrition care plans. Written report (800 words each) and oral presentation (10 minutes each).25

Melbourne, 2014, Week 46-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Dean

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 46 - 46
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 46 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Five days of 7-hours of lecture/workshops taught in block mode in week 46."

Placement - Off Site
One 168.0 hours placement - off site per study period and delivered via blended.
"168 hours of practicum/clinical placement over five weeks. Placement based tutorials are included in the 168 hours."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Dietetic practice skill and competency assessment.Hurdle requirement: students must pass this clinical placement/achieve clinical competency in order to pass the subject.0
One 2,500-word written group paper and 10-minute group oral presentation.Presentation includes a further 5-10 minutes for discussion, rebuttal and defence.35
One reflective practice portfolio (total of 2,500-3,000 words).10
One two-hour written examination.Hurdle requirement: students must pass this examination in order to pass the subject.30
Two nutrition care plans. Written report (800 words each) and oral presentation (10 minutes each).25