The nutrition and dietetics professional placement internship program is distributed across five subjects that collectively meet the professional placement accreditation requirements of the Dietitians Australia. The internship program provides a minimum of 24 weeks professional practice in the fields of medical nutrition therapy (2 x 5 weeks), food service management (5 weeks), community and public health nutrition (5 weeks). Students also complete internships in an international (2 weeks) and an elective setting (2 weeks). Students will also complete 20 weeks research internship in the final two semesters of the program.
In this second internship subject students continue to perform medical nutrition therapy in settings such as private and public hospitals under the supervision of Accredited Practising Dietitians who are supported by Bond University. Students complete a minimum five-week full-time internship. These dietitians include Practice Supervisors and a Clinical Educator. On completion of this internship students’ progress and attainment of medical nutrition therapy competency is assessed by the Clinical Educator in conjunction with the Practice Supervisors and the Internship Coordinator at Bond University.
Activities from this subject will be used to inform the final assessment of each student against all Dietitians Australia competency standards in order to determine their eligibility to graduate from the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program. This final assessment occurs in the final semester of the program.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine|
|Subject title:||Professional Placement Internship - Medical Nutrition Therapy 2|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||Attendance is compulsory and is a part of competence. All work builds on the work of the previous days and weeks. Acceptable grounds for requesting the approval of absences include, but are not limited to, if the Student has: an illness, an accident, a family bereavement/funeral attendance, special religious occasions and representative sporting events at a state, national or international level (in accordance with Bond University policies). Late arrival or early departure from any teaching session without the demonstration of acceptable grounds and supporting documentation will be deemed to be an unplanned absence. Time missed during internships due to employment or personal engagements are not acceptable grounds for absence. Completion of the absence form and provision of supporting documentation (i.e. medical certificate, statutory declaration) should be forwarded to the Internships Coordinator via email. More than one day absence in one PPI requires the full complement of days missed over all PPI’s to be made-up at the end of the placement. Attendance is monitored due to the need for completion of tasks and activities that certify competence within the 24 weeks of internship. Although efforts will be made to liaise with placement sites, alternative placement days may not be available to make up for non-attendance. The following ACEND core knowledge and competencies are mapped to this subject – CRDN1.2, CRDN1.6, CRDN2.1, CRDN2.2, CRDN2.4, CRDN2.5, CRDN2.6, CRDN2.8, CRDN3.1, CRDN3.3, CRDN3.6, CRDN4.10. The assessment task description provides details of the assessments that each of these is mapped to. A full description of all ACEND core knowledge and competencies is available on the Program's community iLearn site and in the Internship Handbook. .|
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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
Assurance of learning
Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.
At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Apply client-centred counselling skills to facilitate client-directed nutrition and lifestyle change
- Implement the nutrition care process in collaboration with a client, family member and/or members of the healthcare team
- Monitor, modify and document the progression of the clients’ condition using the nutrition care process
- Apply critical thinking to dietetic practice
- Apply quality management principles to evaluate and improve practice on an ongoing basis
- Develop, demonstrate and maintain evidence of dietetics professionalism, cultural awareness and safe and effective practice
- Demonstrate leadership, create effective solutions and contribute to team goals of improved health for clients
- Develop sustainable multidisciplinary collaborations and networks
|Workplace Performance Report ^||Weekly Competency Assessment. This assessment is mapped to following ACEND core competencies: CRDN2.1, CRDN2.4, CRDN2.5, CRDN2.6, CRDN2.8, CRDN3.3, CRDN3.6. Full description is in the Internship Handbook.||C||Ongoing||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.|
|*Clinical Folio ^||Medical nutrition therapy portfolio and reflective journal. This assessment is mapped to the following ACEND core competencies: CRDN2.2, CRDN3.1. A full description of these can be found in the Internship Handbook.||C||Ongoing||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.|
|Case Analysis ^||Students complete a nutrition care plan report for a chosen case study. This assessment is mapped to the following ACEND core knowledge and competencies: CRDN1.2, CRDN1.6, CRDN4.10. A full description of these is available in the handbook.||C||To Be Negotiated||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.|
|Presentation ^||Students present an oral presentation on their case study.||C||To Be Negotiated||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.|
- ^ Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|Pass||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
Unexplained late submissions will not be considered.
Policy on plagiarism
University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.
Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
Additional subject information
MNDP - students assigned to two of four required subjects *All placement assessments will undertaken on site or remotely depending on COVID-19 contingency plans in place at the time