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HSN747 - Clinical Dietetic Practice

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Semester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)^

Semester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)^

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H718 Master of Dietetics

Unit chair:

Claire Margerison


HSN744 and HSN754



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

5 days full time at Burwood (Melbourne) pre-placement, 10 weeks full time clinical placement, 1 day at Burwood (Melbourne) post-placement.

Teaching, placements and assessment tasks may take place outside of Deakin University teaching periods.


^Students commencing Master of Dietetics in 2017, who are enrolling into this unit will do so with the understanding that there are limited placements and maybe required to undertake HSN745 Community Placement in trimester 2 2017 instead and will have the opportunity to enrol into HSN747 in the next trimester of offering.

Students who commenced Master of Dietetics prior to 2016 will need to contact the Unit Chair before enrolling into this unit.


This unit provides professional placement experience in the clinical setting. Students will be given the opportunity to demonstrate skills in independent dietetic case management of individuals during their placement. Students will be required to develop and present client case management plans in both oral and written formats. On successful completion of this unit, students will have achieved competency related to clinical dietetics as described by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) competency standards for entry level dietitians.


Assessment task 1: Collaborative practice reflection (1000 words) 15%

Assessment task 2: Nutritional care plans (4000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Major case study assignment (3000 words) 35%; Major case study oral presentation 10%

Hurdle requirement: Professional placement assessment of competency (ungraded pass/fail)

Failure of the practicum component will lead to a fail in this unit and may lead to exclusion.

Department of Human Services policy and Working with Children Act

In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. In accordance with the Working with Children Act 2005**, students may be required to undertake a Working with Children Check at commencement of the unit. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check and a Working with Children Check (when required) prior to the commencement of the unit will not be able to undertake clinical placement and this will impede progress in the course. Students are required to undertake compulsory immunisations to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience. A health organisation may refuse to accept a student for placement if the student’s immunisation status is not satisfactory to the health organisation.

* Department of Human Services 2007, Service agreement information kit for funded organisations 2006–2009, State Government of Victoria, Melbourne, retrieved 1 July 2007.
** Department of Justice 2007, Working with Children Act 2005, Victoria, Australia retrieved April 2012

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