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NUTR71-701: Professional Placement Internship - Medical Nutrition Therapy 2


The nutrition and dietetics professional placement internship program is distributed across five subjects that collectively meet the professional placement accreditation requirements of the Dietitians Australia. The internship program provides a minimum of 24 weeks professional practice in the fields of medical nutrition therapy (2 x 5 weeks), food service management (5 weeks), community and public health nutrition (5 weeks). Students also complete internships in an international (2 weeks) and an elective setting (2 weeks). Students will also complete 20 weeks research internship in the final two semesters of the program.

In this second internship subject students continue to perform medical nutrition therapy in settings such as private and public hospitals under the supervision of Accredited Practising Dietitians who are supported by Bond University. Students complete a minimum five-week full-time internship. These dietitians include Practice Supervisors and a Clinical Educator. On completion of this internship students’ progress and attainment of medical nutrition therapy competency is assessed by the Clinical Educator in conjunction with the Practice Supervisors and the Internship Coordinator at Bond University. 

Activities from this subject will be used to inform the final assessment of each student against all Dietitians Australia competency standards in order to determine their eligibility to graduate from the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice program. This final assessment occurs in the final semester of the program.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $4,200
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,310

Learning outcomes

1. Apply client-centred counselling skills to facilitate client-directed nutrition and lifestyle change 2. Implement the nutrition care process in collaboration with a client, family member and/or members of the healthcare team 3. Monitor, modify and document the progression of the clients’ condition using the nutrition care process 4. Apply critical thinking to dietetic practice 5. Apply quality management principles to evaluate and improve practice on an ongoing basis 6. Develop, demonstrate and maintain evidence of dietetics professionalism, cultural awareness and safe and effective practice 7. Demonstrate leadership, create effective solutions and contribute to team goals of improved health for clients 8. Develop sustainable multidisciplinary collaborations and networks

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

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 outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering - Sitting 1Non-Standard Offering - Sitting 2
Enrolment opens14/11/202114/11/2021
Semester start17/01/202217/01/2022
Subject start14/03/202221/03/2022
Cancellation 1?21/03/202228/03/2022
Cancellation 2?22/03/202229/03/2022
Last enrolment19/03/202226/03/2022
Withdraw – Financial?27/03/202203/04/2022
Withdraw – Academic?03/04/202210/04/2022
Teaching census?26/03/202202/04/2022
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start27/06/2022
Cancellation 1?03/07/2022
Cancellation 2?04/07/2022
Last enrolment01/07/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/07/2022
Withdraw – Academic?14/07/2022
Teaching census?07/07/2022