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NUTR71-104: Acute Clinical Dietetics


This subject focuses on the further development of skills for performing the nutrition care process as applied to the acute clinical setting and across health conditions commonly encountered during internships. Students will build on foundational skills developed in previous subjects, including nutrition assessment, diagnosis and client centred care. Skills will be extended to incorporate an evidence based practice approach to intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation. The subject will develop students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes to form the foundation of safe and effective practice in medical nutrition therapy.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,450
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,570

Learning outcomes

1. Undertake screening and assessment to identify and prioritise individuals at nutritional risk. 2. Determine nutritional status using assessment data and make appropriate nutrition diagnoses. 3. Prepare plans for achieving management goals in collaboration with clients or carers and other members of the health care team. 4. Use client-centred counselling skills to facilitate nutrition and lifestyle change and support clients to self-manage. 5. Implement nutrition care plans in collaboration with clients or carers and other members of the health care team. 6. Monitor progress of the individual's condition and care, and adapt the nutrition care plan as necessary. 7. Document and communicate all steps of the nutrition care process.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Pre-requisites: ?

Co-requisites: ?

There are no co-requisites.

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

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  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into CC-63040 - Graduate Diploma of Nutrition OR CC-63041 - Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022