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HSN744 - Principles of Dietetics

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H718 Master of Dietetics

Unit chair:

Adam Walsh

Corequisite:

Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN010

Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour class per fortnight and 2 x 2 hour seminars per week, and 4 x 3 hour food practicals, hospital based classes for 7 full days.

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit introduces students to the dietetic process and specifically the development of dietetic management plans for individual clients. Students will develop skills in the assessment and interpretation of individual anthropometric, biochemical, clinical and nutritional data and counselling skills relevant to professional practice. The unit covers the interactions between nutrition and clinical conditions (weight management, cardiovascular disease, aged care, diabetes, nutrition support, oncology, gastro, liver and renal). Students will attend professional practice in clinical settings.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Nutrition care plan (3000 words) 30%

Assessment task 2: Weekly cloud (online) multiple-choice questions 20%

Assessment task 3: Examination (3 hours) 50%

Assessment task 4: Reflective practice entries (ungraded pass/fail)-hurdle requirement

Assessment task 5: Dietary food practicals-hurdle requirement

Assessment task 6: Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)-hurdle requirement.

Each component must be passed to gain a pass in this unit

Unit Fee Information

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