NUT422 Nutrition and Dietetics Synthesis (16)

Using the principles associated with clinical reasoning and reflective practice, students will demonstrate that they have synthesised and integrated the knowledge and skills gained in the various areas of dietetics practice. A major practice-based, independent learning project will be undertaken and reported in a fourth year seminar and conference program. This subject has no practicum component.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)
Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)  Honours students only

Assumed Knowledge
NUT401 and NUT403 and NUT404

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to conduct or use nutrition research methodology, research principles and evidencebased practice including qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • be able to present an accurate, clear and logical message that is targeted to the audience when speaking publicly
  • be able to identify and select appropriate research methods to investigate and resolve practice problems
  • be able to apply valid and relevant conclusions and recommendations to practice
  • be able to critically review the literature
  • be able to utilise ethical procedures in the research process
  • be able to identify and select appropriate research methods to investigate and resolve practice problems
  • be able to collect and interpret information, including qualitative and quantitative data
  • be able to document outcomes of research using the research process
  • be able to disseminate outcomes of research in professional and scientific forums


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • - quantitative and qualitative nutrition research methodology in dietetics or public health nutrition.
  • - systematic review of the literature
  • - critical appraisal of the literature
  • - evidence based nutrition and dietetic practice
  • - ethical approach to nutrition research
  • - undertaking a project involving a research question related to clinical dietetics or public health nutrition.


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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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.