HSN744 - Principles of Dietetics
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)|
Only available to students enrolled in H718 Master of Dietetics
5 hours per day in week 1 at Burwood (Melbourne), 2 x 2 hour seminars per week, hospital based classes for 10 full days.
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 task 1: Nutrition care plan (3500 words) 35%-hurdle
Assessment task 2: Examination (2 hours) 50%-hurdle
Assessment task 3: Reflective practice entries (ungraded pass/fail)
Assessment task 4: Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) 15%-hurdle