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NUTR71-104: Acute Clinical Dietetics September 2022 [Standard]

General information

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.


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:NUTR71-104
Subject title:Acute Clinical Dietetics
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2022
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Lecture: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Weekly Lecture
  • Workshop: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Workshop
  • Practical: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Practical
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 24) - Recommended Study Hours
Attendance and learning activities: This 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 ACEND core knowledge and competencies are mapped to this subject – KRDN1.3, KRDN2.8, CRDN2.2, CRDN2.8, KRDN3.1, KRDN 3.3, CRDN3.1, CRDN3.2, CRDN3.3 and CRDN3.6. 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.


Prescribed resources:
  • Raymond, J. L., & Morrow, K. (2020). Krause’s and Mahan’s food & the nutrition care process. 15th ed., Elsevier
  • Stewart, R. (2022). Handbook of clinical nutrition and dietetics. 7th ed., Australian Dietitian
  • Willer, F., & Adams, L. (2013). The non-diet approach guidebook for dietitians: a how-to guide for applying the non-diet approach to individualised dietetic counselling.. Lulu Publishing
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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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):

Restrictions: ? This subject is not available to
  • 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.

Assurance of learning

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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. 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.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Computer-aided Test (Closed) Students will undertake 3 in-class tests throughout the semester. Students will be advised of test timing in week 1. This assessment is mapped to the following ACEND core knowledge and competencies: KRDN1.3, KRDN 2.8, KRDN 3.3. 20% Ongoing 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.
Analysis Students will undertake a written case study report. This assessment is mapped to the following ACEND core knowledge and competencies: CRDN2.2, CRDN2.6, KRDN3.1 and CRDN3.1. 30% Week 7 2, 3, 5, 7.
OSCE ^ Practical exam similar to an OSCE with active and written components. This is a hurdle requirement for the subject (mandatory pass). Assessment is mapped to ACEND core knowledge and competencies:CRDN2.8, CRDN3.2, CRDN3.3, CRDN3.6. 50% Week 14* 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.

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

Overview of the subject, expectations, professionalism, internship preparation skills,

Clinical reasoning, prioritisation, follow up/monitoring and use of evidence in practice.

Medical terms, abbreviations, reading medical records and NCP standardised terminology

Intervention approaches to malnutrition including food based, oral supplements, enteral and parenteral nutrition.

Medical Nutrition Therapy during and after anticancer therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy for management of Type 1 Diabetes

Medical Nutrition Therapy post stroke

Medical Nutrition Therapy for CKD, during dialysis, before and after transplantation

Medical Nutrition Therapy for acute upper and lower gastrointestinal conditions.

Disordered eating and eating disorders

Approved on: Jul 7, 2022. Edition: 2.3