Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics

Course code NUDI4290Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course examines the application of nutrition and dietetics knowledge in the field of child and family health and nutrition, with an emphasis on rural issues. The course aims to develop a holistic approach to optimising the nutritional health of this group.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completetion of NUDI4290, Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the theory of human nutrition and dietetics as it applies to paediatrics.
2. Demonstrate understanding of the aetiology, pathophysiology and clinical features of paediatric diseases and conditions that require dietary modification.
3.Apply knowledge of food, nutrition, dietetics and health to the nutritional care of children, adolescents and their families.
4. Translate current scientific knowledge of paediatric diseases and conditions into practical nutritional advice for children and their familes.
5. Demonstrate a professional approach to dietetic practice.
6. Work independently in a self-directed manner.
7. Identify resources for promoting good nutrition for children and adolescents in the community.
ContentThe course consists of the following modules/content;
1. Nutrition and Growth Assessment
2. Breastfeeding, infant formula and introducing solids
3. Common Nutrition-Related Problems
4. Nutrition Support
5. Child and Adolescent Obesity
6. Paediatric Diabetes Management
7. Nutrition Support in Cystic Fibrosis
8. Managing Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics in the Rural Context.
9. Communicating Nutrition messages to children, adolescents and families.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNUDI3220 Clinical Nutrition 1
NUDI3240 Dietetic Practice
NUDI3250 Programs for Nutrition Education
NUDI3280 Nutritional Biochemistry
NUDI3300 Foodservice Management
NUDI3310 Public Health Nutrition
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: On-line
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 2
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 90 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have successfully completed NUDI3230.
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI4290