DIETETIC PRACTICE THEORY AND CASE MANAGEMENT A

DTN4DPA

2020

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 Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

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 admitted in one of the following courses: HMDP, HZHSDP, HZNDP and must have passed (DTN4DPS or DTN3DPS) and ([DTN4FSF or DTN3FSF] or DTN4FSI) and ([DTN4ECN or DTN3NTE] or DTN4CPA) and (DTN4LPN or DTN3LSP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsGriffith University handbook of nutrition and dieteticsPrescribedStewart, R. (5th Ed)GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH< AUATRALIA, SOUTHPORT, QLD
ReadingsManual of Dietetic PracticePrescribedGandy, J (5th ed)5TH EDN, OXFORD, WILEY-BLACKWELL, UNITED KINGDOM
ReadingsNutrition Counselling and Education Skill DevelopmentPrescribedBauer, K.D., Liou, D. and Sokolik, C.A. 20122ND EDN, CENGAGE LEARNING, USA, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, WADSWORTH
ReadingsFood and nutrtion 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

02. Appraise and use nutrition screening tools

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities

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

04. Develop nutrition management plans for individuals based on nutritional assessments and diagnoses.

Activities:
Lectures, practical workshops, simulation activities, professional placement activities

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

06. Translate scientific nutritional information into practical dietary advice.

Activities:
Practical workshops, media technologies, professional placement activities.

07. Demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to dietetic practice

Activities:
On-line resources (e.g. Pebble Pad), professional placement activities, practical workshops

08. Identify personal learning goals through reflection on professional performance and needs.

Activities:
On-line resources (e.g. Pebble Pad), professional placement activities, practical workshops

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Week 31-51, Day

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 on any day including weekend during the day 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/Workshop Week: 42 - 50
Four 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 50 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 3,000-word group written assignment (equiv. to 750-words per team member)10 06
One 2,000-word reflective practice portfolio (1,000 words equivalent)10 07, 08
One 1.5-hour written examination (1500 words equivalent)Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overall20 01, 02, 03, 04, 06
One 2000-word Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) portfolio20 01, 06
One hour online quiz (week 6) (60 min/quiz) (1,000 words equivalent)10 01, 03, 04, 06
Two 1,000-word nutrition care plans plus two 10-minute oral presentations (Total 3,000 words equiv)30 01, 03, 04, 05, 06