Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics
|Course code NUDI4290||Units 10||Level 4000||Faculty 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
|Objectives||At 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.
|Content||The 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.
|Assumed Knowledge||NUDI3220 Clinical Nutrition 1|
NUDI3240 Dietetic Practice
NUDI3250 Programs for Nutrition Education
NUDI3280 Nutritional Biochemistry
NUDI3300 Foodservice Management
NUDI3310 Public Health Nutrition
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 90 hour(s) per Term for Full Term|
Lecture: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for NUDI4290|