DIETETIC PRACTICE SKILLS
Credit points: 15
This subject addresses the knowledge and skills that form the foundation for competent practice in dietetics. In this subject you 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, you will apply and integrate your 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.
SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport
Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesYou will undertake a range of learning activities including interactive and exploratory case studies and practical simulations. These are collectively designed to achieve and assess your performance in alignment with the subject’s intended learning outcomes. You will receive timely feedback (formal and informal) about your performance on these activities.
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
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Food Sources of Nutrients
Griffith University handbook of clinical nutrition and dietetics
Nutrition Counselling and Education Skill Development
AuthorBauer, K.D., Liou, D .
Principles of Nutritional Assessment
PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Manual of Dietetic Practice
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Nutrition assessment portfolio (equivalent to 2,000-words)
|Portfolio||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
2-hour written end of semester examination (equivalent to 2,000-words)
|Central exam||Individual||No||60||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|