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NUTR71-101: Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis May 2021 [Intensive - Weeks 7-14]

General information

This subject will develop student competencies relating to the assessment and diagnosis of nutritional status of individuals and populations to meet entry-level competency expectations of Dietitians Australia. This includes exploration of the limitations and utility of nutrition assessment methods relevant to clinical, food service, public health practice and nutrition research and evaluation. Key content areas include quantitative and qualitative assessment and evaluation of nutritional status using dietary assessment, anthropometry including paediatric growth assessment, laboratory, body composition and clinical methods. Nutrition screening and assessment tools and methods will be covered in detail. This is a core subject for nutrition and dietetic practice.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:NUTR71-101
Subject title:Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:May 2021
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Workshop
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Lecture
  • Personal Study Hours: x60 (Total hours: 60) - Recommended study hours
Attendance and learning activities: Students must attend ALL sessions (including remote classes). Attendance in classes (including remote classes) will be monitored. This subject includes Compulsory Learning Activities. Students must attend and participate in all Compulsory Learning Activities and attend 80% of classes (including remote classes) to pass the subject. The following ACEND core knowledge and competencies are mapped to this subject –KRDN2.2, KRDN2.5, CRDN2.3, CRDN2.4, KRDN3.1, CRDN3.2 and CRDN4.4. The assessment task description provides details of the assessments 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 If a student has a legitimate reason for non-attendance they must notify the subject convenor as early as possible and provide documentation (i.e. absence form, medical certificate, statutory declaration). Participation in ALL classes is required in order to demonstrate professional competence.


Prescribed resources:
  • Raymond, J., & Morrow, K (2020). Krause and Mahan's Food and the Nutrition Care Process. 15th ed, Elsevier
  • Stewart, R (2020). Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. 6th ed, Elsevier
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into CC-63039 - Graduate Certificate of Nutrition OR 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.

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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.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Apply appropriate methodology to collect food and nutrient intake of individuals and populations.
  2. Apply quantitative and qualitative methods to assess food and nutrient intake against relevant nutrition requirements.
  3. Apply physical activity assessment methods and reference standards to determine energy expenditure of individuals.
  4. Demonstrate foundational skills in collecting and interpreting non-dietary related patient information such as medical, socio-cultural, psychological, economic, environmental, clinical, and anthropometric data.
  5. Demonstrate foundational skills in conducting malnutrition screening and assessment.
  6. Demonstrate foundational skills in interpreting patient data to identify and record nutrition problems and generate diagnoses.
  7. Describe professional duty of care in accordance with relevant professional codes of conduct, ethical requirements and accepted protocols in nutrition and dietetic practice.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*In-Class Quiz - Individual Students will undertake in-class quizzes throughout the semester. Students will be advised of quiz timing in week 1. This assessment is mapped to ACEND competencies: KRDN2.2, KRDN2.5, CRDN 2.3 and CRDN 2.4. 20% Progressive 2, 3.
Analysis Students will undertake a written case study report. This assessment is mapped to ACEND competency: CRDN 4.4. 30% Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7.
*Practical Examination Students will undertake a practical exam similar to an OSCE format which will include active and written components (Individual). This assessment is mapped to ACEND competencies: KRDN 3.1 and CRDN 3.2. 50% Final Examination Period 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • * 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.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 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.

Quality assurance

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.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

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.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

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.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

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.

Subject curriculum

Introduction to the NCP, International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT), medical terminology and patient charts.

Using food guidance systems, assessment of food consumption at the group, household and national level to compare with population level recommendations.

Collection of food consumption data at an individual level including 24 hour recall, diet history, electronic food records, weighed food records and ready reckoners to estimate energy and nutrient intake and compare to requirements using qualitative and quantitative methods.

Using a weight-inclusive dietetic approach, measurement and estimation of both weight and height and alternative height measures, waist hip ratio methods, body composition assessment, and grip strength.

Collection of non-dietary clinical information including medical, psycho-social, physical activity data, biochemistry, and medications to inform a nutrition assessment for individuals.

Nutrition screening and assessment methods for determining dietary deficiencies and excesses and practical application of these including the Mini-Nutrition Assessment (MNA), Nutrition Focused Physical Examination (NFPE), and Subjective Global Assessments (SGA and PG-SGA).

Using the dietary, medical, psycho-social, clinical, biochemical, anthropometric assessment and histories, physical examination and signs and symptoms of malnutrition to develop nutrition diagnoses.

Approved on: Mar 25, 2021. Edition: 2.2
Last updated: May 25, 2021.