Dietetic Practice

Course code NUDI3240Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

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.

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
ObjectivesBy the end of this course students should be able to:
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
Content1. 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
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNUDI2200 Nutrition 2
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsField Study
Experience Based Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment
Examination: Formal
Other: (please specify)Professional Placement

Students who do not meet the essential criteria for this course will not be eligible for the 4th year professional placement program.
Contact HoursWorkshop: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) program.
Compulsory Program ComponentStudents must be concurrently enrolled in NUDI3220.
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 andplacement 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.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI3240