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Practical dietetic skills (6 points)


Leader: Ms Ibolya Nyulasi (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Case study based learning using practical applications will be studied to understand dietetic assessment and treatment principles. Dietetic assessment tools covered include: screening, biochemical result interpretation, anthropometry, appropriate use of enteral and parenteral nutrition, the dietitian's role in health care teams, professional practice guidelines, counselling and group skill development, and an analysis of the increasing use of alternative therapies many of which are based on nutrition myths. The subject is taught in the centre of the clinical dietetics training in the clinics to provide a perspective on dietetic practice in all its forms.

Assessment: Examination: 40% + Participation in tutorial classes and reports: 20% + Practical exam (OSCE) 40%

Contact Hours: 6 hours (lectures, tutuorial and clinical observatories)

Prerequisites: Completion of Year 2 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

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