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HSN744 - Principles of Dietetics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
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




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSN070

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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