HSN744 - Principles of Dietetics


2020 unit information

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

Only available to students enrolled in H718 Master of Dietetics





Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

5 hours per day in week 1 at Burwood (Melbourne), 1 x 2 hour and 1 x 2.5 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, gastrointestinal diseases, liver disease and renal disease).

Hurdle requirement

  • Must pass Assessment tasks 1, 2 and 4

Unit Fee Information

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