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NUTR71-109: Clinical Dietetics B


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 lectures, webinars 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.   

Subject details

Code: NUTR71-109
Study areas:
  • Health, Biomedical, and Sport Sciences

Learning objectives

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.

Enrolment requirements




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.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • 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.