5 x 2-hour lectures per semester
8 x 3-hour lecture-1s per semester
6 x 3-hour tutorials per semester
5 x 3-hour workshops per semester
1 x 1-day workshop-1 per semester
6 x 1-day practicals per semester
1 x 1-hour oral viva per semester
1 Admission into MND-Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
2 2 of NUTD9160, NUTD9161
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Assignment(s); Examination(s); Oral; Project work; Seminar
Topic description
This topic builds on the Semester 1 topic 'The Nutrition Care Process' (NUTD9160) and continues the provision of the theoretical knowledge that forms the foundation of safe and effective clinical nutrition and dietetic practice. The topic explores the pathophysiology, clinical features and the medical management of the common clinical conditions in adults and paediatric patients, where dietetic intervention is important. The main focus will be to understand the relevance and principles of clinical nutrition care in the management of a range of clinical conditions. Students will apply and translate the clinical nutrition theory into the nutrition care of patients using case studies.
Educational aims
The aims of this topic are to:

  • Apply the principles of clinical nutrition care as an intervention to assist in the management of a range of paediatric and adult clinical conditions.

  • Encourage students to further develop their skills in independent learning, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a mastery of knowledge of the pathophysiology, clinical features and relevant medical and nutritional management of common clinical conditions in paediatric and adult clients where dietetic intervention is important.

  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning in the application and documentation of the Nutrition Care Process (assessment, implementation, evaluation and documentation) that underpins safe and effective dietetic practice for complex case management.

  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of nutritional and food products available in Australia, and their application in the management of specific clinical conditions.