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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Janeane Dart


This unit encourages students to discuss and explore personal and professional issues in contemporary dietetic practice. It aims to draw together theoretical foundations of nutrition and dietetics and practical experiences and extend students in entry level competent practice. The unit will challenge students to think critically about their own practice and placement experiences. It will also support them to evaluate and integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for entry into the workforce.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate their professional duty of care in accordance with the DAA code of professional conduct and organisations guidelines or protocols
  2. Accept responsibility for and manage, implement and evaluate theirpersonal and professional development.
  3. Demonstrate consistent reflective practice in collaboration with peers and mentors.
  4. Evaluate nutrition and dietetic practice and apply valid and relevant conclusions and recommendations for practice.
  5. Use negotiation, teamwork and conflict resolution skills to promote best practice.
  6. Advocate for the role of nutrition and dietetics.
  7. Apply evidence and judgement to food and nutrition issues.


Debate: 20%
Personal and Professional Development Plan including reflection: 30%
Assignments: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Janeane Dart


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


Only available to BND students