dtn5ipb individual case management practice b




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 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 also 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 Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

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 be admitted into one of the following course codes: HZNDP, HZHSDP, HMDP; and must have passed all subjects in: DTN4DPA and [(DTN4FSF or DTN3FSF) or DTN4FSI] and [(DTN4ECN or DTN3NTE) or DTN4CPA].

Co-requisites DTN5ITB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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. Reflect critically on knowledge of diseases and conditions and apply to the dietetic case management of individuals.

Clinical placement, nutrition care plans, reflective practice

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

Clinical placement, nutrition care plans

03. Communicate dietary knowledge to clients and peers and broader healthcare team to justify individual dietetic case management

Clinical placement

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

Clinical placement, nutrition care plans

05. Apply dietetics knowledge and skills in a responsible and ethical manner

Clinical placement, reflective practice journal

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

Clinical placement, reflective practice journal

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2019, Week 02-26, Off Campus


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrea Bramley

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 02 - 26
One 140.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 26 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Pebblepad Reflective Journal (equivalent to 1000 words)3006
Two Nutrition Care Plans (1000 word equivalent each)4001, 02, 04
Two Oral Case presentation (equivalent to 1000 words each)3001, 02, 03, 04, 05
Participation in Clinical PlacementPebblepad Professional Practice Competency Portfolio. Successful completion of all mandatory professional competencies linked to this placement is a hurdle requirement01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06