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NUTR71-101: Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis

Description

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.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: NUTR71-101
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Semesters offered:
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,310.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,400.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,570.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,850.00

Learning outcomes

  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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

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.

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.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
    Semester start: 15/05/2023
    Subject start: 15/05/2023
    Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
    Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
    Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
    Teaching census: 09/06/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
Semester start: 15/05/2023
Subject start: 15/05/2023
Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
Teaching census: 09/06/2023