DIETETIC PRACTICE THEORY AND CASE MANAGEMENT A

DTN4DPA

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Griffith University handbook of nutrition and dietetics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStewart, R.

YearN/A

Edition/Volume5th Ed

PublisherGRIFFITH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH< AUATRALIA, SOUTHPORT, QLD

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Nutrition Counselling and Education Skill Development

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBauer, K.D., Liou, D. and Sokolik, C.A.

Year2012

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherCENGAGE LEARNING, USA, BELMONT, CALIFORNIA, WADSWORTH

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Manual of Dietetic Practice

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGandy, J

YearN/A

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherOXFORD, WILEY-BLACKWELL, UNITED KINGDOM

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Food and nutrtion throughout life

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCroxford, S

Year2015

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN AND UNWIN

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Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required16 days

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsImmunisations, Police Checks, Working with Children Checks , travel and accommodation for non-metro placements.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of diseases and conditions to the dietetic case management of individuals.
02. Appraise and use nutrition screening tools
03. Determine the nutritional status of healthy individuals and those with clinical conditions/diseases using nutritional assessment data
04. Develop nutrition management plans for individuals based on nutritional assessments and diagnoses.
05. Communicate with clients/patients, peers and members of the health care team for the purpose of individual dietetic case management.
06. Translate scientific nutritional information into practical dietary advice.
07. Demonstrate a professional and ethical approach to dietetic practice
08. Identify personal learning goals through reflection on professional performance and needs.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 31-51, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Stewart

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 31 - 38
One 8.00 h 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/WorkshopWeek: 42 - 50
Four 8.00 h 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.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 43 - 50
One 16.00 d 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).

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 3,000-word group written assignment (equiv. to 750-words per team member)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO6
One 2,000-word reflective practice portfolio (1,000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO7, SILO8
One 1.5-hour written examination (1500 words equivalent) Hurdle Requirement: Must Pass this assessment item in order to pass the subject overallN/AN/AN/AYes20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
One 2000-word Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) portfolioN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO6
One hour online quiz (week 6) (60 min/quiz) (1,000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6
Two 1,000-word nutrition care plans plus two 10-minute oral presentations (Total 3,000 words equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6