Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the theory of nutrition and dietetic management of common diseases and conditions, including gastrointestinal and liver diseases, enteral and parenteral nutrition support, cancer, respiratory diseases, critical illness, surgical nutrition. In this subject, you will extend learning from DTN4DPA to consolidate and progress their skills in individual dietetic case management, one of the key domains of competency required by the national accrediting body. You will integrate best available evidence into dietetic practice through the development of a medical nutrition therapy portfolio.

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 Must have passed all subjects in: DTN4DPS and DTN4FSF OR DTN4FSI and DTN4EPI and DTN4ECN OR DTN4CPA and DTN4LPN and DTN4DPA

Co-requisites DTN5IPB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Applied Health Science/ Master of Dietetic practice and 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 University handbook of nutrition and dieteticsPrescribedStewart, R. (Ed). (5th Ed)Southport, Qld: Griffith University School of Public Health.
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
ReadingsPrinciples of nutrition assessment 2nd editionRecommendedGibson R.S. (2005).Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Lectures, Self Study, Medical Nutrition Therapy Assignment

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

Lectures, Self Study, Medical Nutrition Therapy Assignment

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

Medical Nutrition Therapy Assignment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Week 04-28, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 04 - 04
Five 8.0 hours block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 04 to week 04 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written 2 hour exam (2000 words equivalent)60 01, 02, 03
Medial Nutrition Therapy Assignment (3000 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03