Independent Professional Practice

Course code NUDI4280
Available in 2017
2017 Course Timetables


Students will undertake a supervised professional practice project incorporating self-directed learning, with assistance from their workplace supervisor. Projects and placements will address a nutrition and dietetics related topic. Students will develop a learning agreement for the project with their university and placement supervisors.



  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop a learning agreement

2. Demonstrate reflective practice

3. Demonstrate the role of a dietitian in practice.

4. Gain experience in novel or unfamiliar work areas.


  1. Planning a learning program
  2. Setting personal and organisational goals
  3. Reflective practice
  4. Written communication and documentation


This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) program.

Assumed Knowledge

NUDI3220 Clinical Nutrition 1; NUDI3230 Clinical Nutrition 2; NUDI3240 Dietetic Practice; NUDI3250 Programs for Nutrition Education; NUDI3280 Nutritional Biochemistry; NUDI3290 Research Methods and Statistics; NUDI3300 Foodservice Management; NUDI3310 Public Health Nutrition

Assessment Items

Report: Learning Contract Report

Compulsory Requirements

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

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. - 4 weeks placement block

Contact Hours



Face to Face Off Campus 40 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks

4 weeks of professional practice