DIETETIC PRACTICE THEORY AND CASE MANAGEMENT B

DTN5DPB

2015

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.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley

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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of diseases and conditions to the dietetic case of individuals.

Activities:
Lecture block on nutrition management of specific diseases. Supported by on-line resources and readings. Revision of nutrition education and counselling skills and strategies, including experiences on placement Tutorials/workshops on placement: e.g. evaluation of nutrition management, participation in team meetings, ward rounds and other multidisciplinary care activities, discharge planning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

02. Integrate nutrition support into the dietetic case management of individuals.

Activities:
25 days of placement in an inpatient setting e.g. hospital or rehabilitation facility.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

03. Communicate with clients/patients, peers and members of the health care team for the purpose of individual dietetic case management.

Activities:
25 days of placement in an inpatient setting e.g. hospital or rehabilitation facility. Oral presentation seminars for nutrition care plan oral presentation based at clinical school sites
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

04. Translate scientific nutritional information into practical dietary advice tailored to meet nutrition goals for individual patients/clients.

Activities:
Clinical placement Oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

05. Integrate research, evidence-based practice and evaluation principles into dietetic practice.

Activities:
25 days of placement in an inpatient setting e.g. hospital or rehabilitation facility.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

06. Demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to dietetic practice.

Activities:
25 days of placement in an inpatient setting e.g. hospital or rehabilitation facility.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

07. Reflect on own learning and skill development in individual dietetic case management, and develop personal learning goals to enhance future performance.

Activities:
Reflective activities: student self-directed learning and reflection, journal entries on Pebble Pad, preparation of reflective practice portfolio
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2015, Week 04-28, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Dean

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 04 - 28
One 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 28 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.)"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 04 - 04
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 04 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Five 7-hour Lectures delivered in block mode in week 4."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour written examination.Hurdle requirement: students must pass this examination in order to pass the subject.30 06, 04, 01, 02
One reflective practice portfolio (total of 2000 words).Dietetic practice skill and competency assessment. Hurdle requirement: students must pass this clinical placement/achieve clinical competency in order to pass the subject.20 07
Two 10-minute oral presentations (one for each nutrition care plan).10 01, 03, 04, 06, 05
Two written nutrition care plans (1000 words each)40 01, 06, 03, 04, 05

Other Site, 2015, Week 30-40, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 30 - 40
Twenty 20.0 days placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"20 days of clinical placement"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour written examination.Hurdle requirement: students must pass this examination in order to pass the subject.30 06, 04, 01, 02
One reflective practice portfolio (total of 2000 words).Dietetic practice skill and competency assessment. Hurdle requirement: students must pass this clinical placement/achieve clinical competency in order to pass the subject.20 07
Two 10-minute oral presentations (one for each nutrition care plan).10 01, 03, 04, 06, 05
Two written nutrition care plans (1000 words each)40 01, 06, 03, 04, 05