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NUTR71-109: Clinical Dietetics B January 2021 [Intensive - Sitting 2: 25th Jan - 22nd August]

General information

Clinical Dietetics B builds on the content covered in Clinical Dietetics A in an intensive format. This subject focuses on further preparing students for the application of medical nutrition therapy, with learning resources and activities that are designed to focus and support students in their clinical internships.  The subject covers medical nutrition therapy primarily at a level appropriate for tertiary healthcare interventions, residential aged care facilities and private practice individual case management. Foundational and specialist areas of dietetic practice are covered including intensive care, total parenteral and enteral nutrition, nutritional genomics and paediatrics. The subject includes lectureswebinars and online resources from specialist dietitians in the relevant areas. Case studies, simulations and application of medical nutrition therapy in the clinical environment are learning activities used within this subject. 



Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:NUTR71-109
Subject title:Clinical Dietetics B
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:January 2021
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x10 (Total hours: 20) - No Description
  • Workshop: x5 (Total hours: 26) - No Description
  • Personal Study Hours: x6 (Total hours: 36) - Personal study
  • Practical: x1 (Total hours: 4) - Simulated learning activity
  • Self-Directed Activity: x15 (Total hours: 34) - Students will be expected to engage with this subject's iLearn materials regularly throughout individual case management placements.
Attendance and learning activities: This subject will be delivered as an intensive over 5 days, followed by ongoing, integrated learning to complement and extend knowledge during the first individual case management internship. The subject includes Compulsory Learning Activities. Students must attend and participate in all Compulsory Learning Activities and attend 80% of classes to pass the subject. The following Dietitians Australia National Competency Standards are mapped to this subject – 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.6, 1.1.7, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5. The following ACEND core knowledge and competencies are mapped to this subject – KRDN1.1, KRDN1.2, KRDN1.3, CRDN1.2, CRDN1.3, CRDN1.4, CRDN1.6, KRDN2.2, KRDN2.5, KRDN2.6, KRDN2.8, CRDN2.1, CRDN2.3, CRDN2.5, CRDN2.6, CRDN2.8, CRDN2.10, CRDN2.11, KRDN3.5, CRDN3.1, CRDN3.3, CRDN3.6, CRDN3.8, CRDN4.2, CRDN4.4.


Prescribed resources:
  • L. Kathleen Mahan,Janice L. Raymond (2016). Krause's Food & the Nutrition Care Process. 14th, Saunders , 1248.
  • Judith Beto,Betsy Holli (2017). Nutrition Counseling and Education Skills for Dietetic Professionals. LWW , 448.
  • Rowan Stewart (2020). Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. 6th,
  • Rowan Stewart Nutrition Care Process Terminology.
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Enrolment requirements

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Co-requisites: ?

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  • Study Abroad Students

Must be admitted into 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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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Perform the Nutrition Care Process and use standardised nutrition language for individuals of differing ages and health status across a variety of settings.
  2. Apply relevant evidence and critical thinking to prepare and justify nutrition care plans for individuals of differing ages and health status across a variety of settings.
  3. Identify, and show consideration for, the priorities of clients, carers, and other members of the health care team.
  4. Describe basic concepts and discuss best-available evidence related to emerging areas that are applicable to the dietetics discipline including nutritional genomics.
  5. Apply principles of quality assurance, safety, security and sanitation to healthcare settings, and meet minimum compliance requirements for internship sites.
  6. Communicate effectively using appropriate language and messaging according to the medium and intended recipient.
  7. Display core elements of self-management, professionalism and ethical behaviour in line with professional standards and university requirements.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Competency Test Participation and demonstration of placement readiness across core competencies for practice. 50% Progressive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Presentation Oral Presentation 10% Week 1 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
*Online Quiz Online Quiz - in conjunction with self directed learning during ICM placement 20% In Consultation 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Case Analysis Case Analysis 20% In Consultation 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • * 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.

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Submission procedures

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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.

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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

Application and extension of skills for implementing the nutrition care process with individuals from a range of clinical areas, across the lifespan and from diverse socioeconomic and cultural groups. Topics will include paediatrics, elderly, mental health (dementia, schizophrenia, depression/anxiety) and chronic/acute conditions.

1, 2, 3, 6.

Medical nutrition therapy in critical care including parenteral and enteral nutrition.

1, 2, 3, 5.

Students will explore the evidence and basic application of emerging areas of dietetic practice including: Nutrigenomics and medical nutrition therapy; Gut microbiota; Interprofessional and collaborative working models of practice

Consolidating skills in relation to: Patient centred communication; Multidisciplinary team communication; Effective individual and group communication; multiple stakeholder and supervisor communication

Students will participate in a range of interactive and simulated learning activities to apply and extend their skills as a reflective practitioner and team member. The focus will be on preparation for supervised practice across a range of settings.

3, 5, 7.
Approved on: Oct 23, 2020. Edition: 3.3