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HSN747 - Clinical Dietetic Practice

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 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


HSN740 and HSN744



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.


There is an enrolment quota for this unit. Students wishing to enrol in this unit need to contact the unit chair and/or placement coordinator.


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: Major case study (3000 words) 30%
Assessment task 2: Oral presentation 10%
Assessment task 3: Nutritional care plans (3000 words) 30%
Assessment task 4: Examination (3 hours) 30%
Assessment task 5: Professional placement assessment of competency (ungraded pass/fail)-hurdle requirement

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

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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