Credit points: 15

Subject outline

You will extend learning from DTN4DPA to consolidate and progress skills in individual dietetic case management. Translation of the theory of nutrition assessment, diagnosis and management into practice will occur during placement in a clinical setting. You will undertake nutritional assessment of patients/clients with specific diseases and conditions; integrate nutrition assessment data into nutrition diagnosis,formulate goals and management plans and begin to implement management plans with individual patients. You will use the hospital food service system to provide tailored therapeutic diets to inpatients; begin to provide nutrition education and counselling to patients; participate in multi-disciplinary team management; and where relevant participate in discharge planning for patients. You will begin to evaluate nutrition management plans through follow-up and nutritional monitoring of patients. Nutrition management modalities encountered on placement may include therapeutic diets, nutrition and lifestyle intervention to treat obesity and metabolic disease; oral nutrition support and enteral and parenteral nutrition.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DTN4DPA and [DTN4FSF or DTN4FSI] and [DTN4ECN or DTN4CPA]

Co-requisites DTN5ITB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in Master of Dietetic Practice or Bachelor of Applied Science/ Master of Dietetic Practice

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNutrition Counselling and Education Skill Development, 2nd edition.PrescribedBauer, K.D., Liou, D. and Sokolik, C.A. (2012).Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
ReadingsGriffith Handbok of NutritionPrescribedStewart R 5th EdStewart, R. (Ed.). (2007).
ReadingsManual of Dietetic Practice, 5th edition.PrescribedGandy J. (Ed.). (2014).Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.
ReadingsFood Sources of Nutrients: A Ready Reckoner of Macronutrients 1st edn,RecommendedKouris, A. (2011)Lulu Enterprises
ReadingsMedications: Good and Bad Interactions with Foods, Herbs and Nutrients, 1st edn,RecommendedKouris, A. (2011)Lulu Enterprises

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Clinical Placement Nutrition Care plans

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

CLinical PLacement, Nutrition Care plans

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

Clinical Placement

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

Clinical Placement Nutrition Care plans

05. Demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to dietetic practice

Clinical Placement, reflective practice journal

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

reflective practice journal

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2017, Week 04-28, Off Campus


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 04 - 28
One 140.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 28 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Pebblepad Reflective Journal (equivalent to 1000 words) Pebblepad Professional Practice Competency Portfolio Successful completion of all mandatory professional competencies linked to this placement is a hurdle requirement30 06
Two x Nutrition Care Plan (1000 word equivalent each)40 01, 02, 04
Two x Oral Case presentation ( equivalent to 1000 words each)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05