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BND4032 - Clinical and therapeutic dietetics 2

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Ms Ilboya Nyulasi


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit focuses on the nutritional management of specified acute conditions. A one week lecture block will be followed by a program of nutritional assessment of patients, developments of their treatment plans, monitoring and outcome reporting over a 2 week practical placement. The specific topics include the mangagement and dietetic treatment of cystic fibrosis, allergy, infectious disease, burns and specialised paediatric patients.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge previously learned to the nutritional management of patients with any clinical condition;
  2. demonstrate an organised, professional and ethical approach to casework;
  3. demonstrate proficiencies in dietetic competencies, work autonomously and manage a workload that is equivalent to 100% of the competencies of a base level graduate dietitian;
  4. demonstrate the ability to manage: a. Time, b. Caseload (prioritisation, delegation and goal planning), c. People (patients, staff, teams), d. Resources (programmes, referrals, equipment), e. Food supply to meet patients' requirements;
  5. demonstrate reflective skills whilst on clinical placement to assist with professional development and life long learning in the area of nutrition and dietetics; and
  6. demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills to a range of contemporary nutritional issues.


Examination (3 hours): 40%
Clinical competency assessment - OSCE: 40%
Portfolio: 10%
Problem solving task: 10%


Completion of years 1, 2, 3, and semester one year 4 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics


Only available to BND students