Clinical Nutrition 1

Course code NUDI3220Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

Studies nutrition as it relates to the prevention and treatment of disease. The course deals with the nutritional aspects of diseases and clinical disorders by integrating students' existing knowledge of physiology, biochemistry and food science.

This course is Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a knowledge of nutrition principles and their application to disease prevention and treatment in adults.
2. Interpret and translate scientific knowledge and principles related to nutrition into practical information.
3. Demonstrate a knowledge of medical terminology and medical abbreviations associated with nutrition related diseases and conditions.
4. Collect, organise and assess data relating to the health and nutritional status of individuals.
Content1. Nutritional Assessment
2. Nutrition in Obesity
3. Nutrition in Malnutrition
5. Cardiovascular disease
6. Diabetes
7. Oncology
7. Nutrition support methods
8. Aids/HIV
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNUDI2200 Nutrition 2
HUBS2505 Human pathophysiology
HUBS2503 Clinical exercise physiology
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Field Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassWritten examination
Examination: FormalWritten examination - formal
Laboratory ExercisesWritten laboratory reports
Other: (please specify)Essential skills - A pass in the written examination is an ESSENTIAL criterion to pass this course. This examination covers all the course objectives. Students must pass this course to progress to NUDI3230
Other: (please specify)Professioanl Placement - A pass in the Professional Placement is ESSENTIAL criterion to pass this course.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 3 weeks
Laboratory: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 18 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
This course includes a period of professional placement. The term professional placement includes all activities (clinical, fieldwork, industry placement, work experience) undertaken in a facility where patients or clients are seen and you are present as a student of the University of Newcastle. Placement is a compulsory course component of this course and placement must be passed to pass this course.

To attend placement and pass this course students will need to demonstrate that they have met the mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements.

WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.

International Students (additional requirements)

- Police Certificates from all previous countries of residence (translated into English and certified as a true copy)

All School of Health Sciences students have been made aware of these rules since enrolment into their Programs in year 1, and students have been provided with information and assistance to complete the necessary placement requirements. Any student excluded from placement because they are unable to demonstrate the above compulsory course components will not be able to pass this course and will be given a failed grade (FF) for the course. Any student not able to fulfill the requirements above, or who are unwilling to meet these requirements, is required to make an appointment with the course coordinator to discuss their progress in this course and their degree. No opportunities to vary placement will be provided to students unable to demonstrate the necessary placement requirements.
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) program.
Compulsory Program ComponentPrior successful completion of NUDI2200, NUDI2110, HUBS2207, HUBS2503 and be concurrently enrolled in NUDI3240.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI3220