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HSN744 - Principles of Dietetics

Unit details

Year2015 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:

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.


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 (3000 words) 30%-hurdle
Assessment task 2: Weekly cloud (online) multiple-choice questions 20%
Assessment task 3: Examination (3 hours) 50%-hurdle
Assessment task 4: Reflective practice entries (ungraded pass/fail)-hurdle
Assessment task 5: Dietary food practicals-hurdle
Assessment task 6: Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)-hurdle

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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