DIETETIC PRACTICE SKILLS

DTN3DPS

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject addresses the knowledge and skills that form the foundation for competent practice in dietetics. In this subject students are introduced to the Nutrition Care Process (also called the dietetic care process) and will begin to develop skills in nutrition assessment and nutrition diagnosis. The theory and practice of the key components of nutrition assessment will be covered, including anthropometry and body composition, dietary assessment and clinical and biochemical assessment. A range of tools and systems for nutrition assessment will be explored. Through case-based learning, students will apply and integrate their knowledge and skills to begin formulating nutrition diagnoses and setting goals aimed at addressing nutrition problems in health and disease. This subject provides key learning and skill development for individual dietetic case management (clinical dietetic practice) and progression to DTN4DPA (Dietetic Practice Theory and Case Management A) the following semester.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatherine Jukic

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites If the student is admitted in HMDP - Master of Dietetic Practice then no rule applies. If the student is admitted in HZHSDP or HZNDP - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Dietetic Practice, or Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Dietetic Practice then must pass 240 credit points.

Co-requisites DTN3LSP

Incompatible subjects DTN4DPS

Equivalent subjects DTN4DPS

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGriffith University handbook of clinical nutrition and dieteticsPrescribedStewart, R 5th ed, 2015GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY
ReadingsNutrition Counselling and Education Skill DevelopmentRecommendedBauer, K.D., Liou, D ., 2016 3rd edCENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsPrinciples of Nutritional AssessmentPrescribedGibson, R.S., 2005, 2nd edOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsManual of Dietetic PracticeRecommendedGandy, J 5th ed, 2014WILEY
ReadingsFood Sources of NutrientsRecommendedKouris A, 2012 2nd edLULU

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply and document the nutrition care process for individuals.

Activities:
Interactive lectures, practical workshops/ tutorials

02. Critically evaluate processes for the collection, assessment and interpretation of anthropometry and body composition of individuals.

Activities:
Interactive lectures, practical workshops/ tutorials

03. Critically evaluate processes for the collection, assessment and interpretation of dietary data of individuals.

Activities:
Interactive lectures, practical workshops/ tutorials

04. Critically analyse processes for the assessment and interpretation of biochemical data of individuals

Activities:
Interactive lectures, practical workshops/ tutorials

05. Critically analyse processes for the assessment and interpretation of clinical data of individuals

Activities:
Interactive lectures, practical workshops/ tutorials

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Jukic

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Nutrition assessment portfolio (equivalent to 2,000-words)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
30-minute practical skills test (equivalent to 1,500-words)Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
60-minute written end of semester examination (equivalent to 1,000-words)Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05