This subject integrates all aspects of clinical nutrition studied in Year 3, including the concept of critical appraisal of scientific literature, by applying this knowledge and evidence based practice to complex dietetic cases and patient with comorbidites. Current issues of relevance to the dietetics profession such as the role of the professional body (DAA) and the associated Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD) program, ensuring safe and professional practice and cultural competance.This subject provides students with a theoretical basis to prepare them to undertake clinical placements and demonstrate entry level dietetic competency in the subsequent subject NUT421. There is no practicum component associated with this subject.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Dentistry and Health Sciences
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) students only
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics ( Honours)
- the role of the dietitian in clinical settings (incorporating the role of the professional body/APD program)
- critical appraisal of scientific evidence underpinning evidenced based nutritional practice
- managing complex dietetic cases with patients with comorbidity and / or chronicity - standardised dietetic language and medical terminology for dietetic practice
- multidisciplinary management of patients with complex and / or chronic needs
- reading and interpreting medical notes
- client management in the clinical and community setting, record keeping and client confidentiality
- clinical reasoning, professional judgement and decison making
- legal and ethical issues for dietitians in the context of current health care, client rights, professional responsibility and liability
- managing drug-nutrient interactions in at risk patients
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.