Dietetic Practice

Course code NUDI3240
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course covers dietary intake assessment and counselling of individual clients in the clinical context. Strategies to encourage behaviour change as part of the counselling process will be covered. Students will attend practical placement in a clinical setting and attend skill based workshops to reach professional competency in diet history taking. There will be compulsory clinical attendances throughout the semester.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an ability to collect dietary information from a client;

2. Gather and interpret information relevant to the client;

3. Organise and assess data relating to the health and nutritional status of the individual

4. Identify barriers to change for the client and strategies to address these

5. Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate with the client

Content

  1. Communicating with and interviewing clients
  2. Diet history taking
  3. Clinical dietary assessment and analysis
  4. Stages of change
  5. Barriers to change
  6. Facilitating lifestyle changes
  7. Nutrition care process

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics(Hons). Co-requisite - concurrently enrolled in NUDI3220

Assumed Knowledge

NUDI2200 Nutrition 2

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignments

Formal Examination: Formal Exam

Professional Task: Clinic (P/F) *

Journal: Reflective journal and practice check list (P/F)

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Professional Task: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Compulsory practical placement during year - intermittent

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term