Independent Professional Practice

Course code NUDI4280Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAs a result of successfully completing this course students should 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.
Content1. Planning a learning program
2. Setting personal and organisational goals
3. Reflective practice
4. Written communication and documentation
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience1
Assumed KnowledgeNUDI3220 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
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsPracticum
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Completion of learning contract Report to placements as required Demonstrated professional role as determined by workplace supervisor. Assessed as Ungraded Pass or Fail
Contact HoursLecture: for 0 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program.
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.

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.
Compulsory Program ComponentMust be concurrently enrolled in NUDI4240. WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI4280