DIETETIC PRACTICE THEORY AND CASE MANAGEMENT A

DTN4DPA

2016

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.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart

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, HZNDP - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice or Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Dietetic Pracitce and must have passed DTN4DPS and (DTN4FSF or DTN4FSI) and (DTN4ECN or DTN4CPA) and DTN4LPN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGriffith University handbook of nutrition and dieteticsPrescribedStewart, R. (5th Ed)GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, AUSTRALIA, SOUTHPORT, QLD
ReadingsManual of Dietetic PracticePrescribedGandy, J (5th ed)5TH EDN, WILEY
ReadingsNutrition Counselling and Education Skill DevelopmentPrescribedBauer, K.D., Liou, D. and Sokolik, C.A. 20122ND EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, USA, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, WADSWORTH
ReadingsFood and nutrition throughout lifeRecommendedCroxford, S (ed) 2015Allen and Unwin

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, readings, media technologies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

02. Describe and use a nutrition screening tool

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Determine the nutritional status of healthy individuals and those with clinical conditions/diseases using nutritional assessment data

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

04. Develop nutrition management plans for an individual based on the outcomes of nutritional assessment and diagnosis.

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Communication (Communication)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Writing (Writing)

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

Activities:
Practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

06. Translate scientific nutritional information into practical dietary advice.

Activities:
Practical workshops, media technologies, professional placement activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

07. Demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to dietetic practice

Activities:
On-line resources (e.g. Pebble Pad), professional placement activities, practical workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

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

Activities:
On-line resources (e.g. Pebble Pad), professional placement activities, practical workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2016, Week 31-51, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart

Class requirements

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)."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 38
One 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be made up of a combination of lectures, practicals, and workshops delivered at a clinical school."

Lecture/Practical
Four 8.0 hours lecture/practical other recurrence on weekdays and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes will be held on Fridays, weeks 42, 45, 48 and 50 delivered at a clinical school."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word group written assignment (equiv. to 500-words per team member10 06
One 2,000-word reflective practice portfolio (1000 words equivalent)15 07, 08
One 2-hour written examination.Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall25 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One 30-minute written test10 01, 02, 03, 07
Two 1,000-word nutrition care plans plus two 10-minute oral presentations.includes Dietetic practice skill and competency assessment. Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall40 01, 03, 04, 05, 06
Dietetic practice skill and competency assessmentHurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall