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NUTR71-119: Transition to Professional Practice January 2022 [Intensive]

General information

This subject sets the foundation for students to apply and extend their skills as reflective practitioners and team members. The focus will be on preparation for supervised practice across a range of settings and domains of practice including medical nutrition therapy, food service management and community and public health nutrition.  Students will participate in a range of interactive and simulated learning activities designed to consolidate their skills in communication, professionalism and decision making.  Learning activities will focus on patient centred communication; interprofessional collaboration and multidisciplinary team working; effective individual and group communication; and multiple stakeholder communication. Further activities are designed to ensure students can maximise placement outcomes through peer assisted learning, the development of learning goals and development plans, and management of the student-supervisor relationship. The subject will place students in a position to successfully transition from campus-based learning to supervised professional practice and will be delivered across a one-week intensive learning period.   


Academic unit:Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Subject code:NUTR71-119
Subject title:Transition to Professional Practice
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:January 2022
Credit points:5

Delivery & attendance

Delivery mode:


Workload items:
  • Workshop: x10 (Total hours: 40) - Students will undertake a range of activities and simulated learning experiences in preparation for internships.
  • Practical: x1 (Total hours: 4) - Students will practice core skills required for success during internships
  • Personal Study Hours: x4 (Total hours: 16) - Personal study hours
Attendance and learning activities: Student must attend ALL sessions. Attendance in classes (including remove classes) will be monitored. 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. 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.


Prescribed resources: No Prescribed resources. 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.

NUTR71-105 Nutrition and Chronic Disease Management, NUTR71-106 Food Service Dietetics, NUTR71-107 Public Health Nutrition Practice

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.

Assurance of learning

Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

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 principles of quality assurance, safety, security and sanitation, and meet minimum compliance requirements for supervised practice settings.
  2. Communicate effectively using appropriate language and messaging according to the medium and intended recipient.
  3. Display core elements of self-management, professionalism and ethical behaviour in line with professional standards and university requirements.
  4. Identify scenarios outside own skills and experience in order to develop appropriate learning goals and strategies for use in practice settings.
  5. Identify the role of clients, carers, and other members of the interprofessional team in services delivered across a range of practice settings.
  6. Integrate core skills in preparation for practice across relevant domains of dietetics practice.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*Practical Examination Students will undertake a practical examination similar to an OSCE format on the final day of intensive teaching 40% Week 1 2, 5, 6.
*Process Portfolio Students will compile evidence of the preparation for practice, as a result of their participation in classroom based activities which will be documented during the intensive learning sessions. 60% Week 1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Pass requirement

Students must attend all compulsory learning activities and at least 80% of classes.

  • * 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

The 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.

Additional subject information

Additional subject costs related to travel to and from field trips are associated with this subject.

Subject curriculum

Internship program orientation, effective internship learning,

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Mater field trip, PG-SGA's with Mater patients, planning for and conducting a meeting, reflections and learning goals.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Oral presentations, reflections and learning goals.

2, 3, 4, 6.

Recognising mental health concerns, receiving and responding to feedback, placement briefings.

2, 3, 6.

OSCE, subject debrief.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Approved on: Oct 28, 2021. Edition: 1.1
Last updated: Nov 19, 2021.