8 x 1.5-hour tutorials per semester
1 x 4-hour workshop per semester
1 x 10-week clinical placement once-only
1 Admission into MND-Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
1a Admission into BND-Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
1b Admission into HBNTD-Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)
2 NUTD9163 - Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
2a NUTD3106 - Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
3 NUTD9161 - Communication and Nutrition Counselling
3a NUTD3104 - Communication and Nutritional Counselling
4 1 of NUTD3109, NUTD9167, NUTD3108, NUTD9164
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b) and (2 or 2a) and (3 or 3a) and 4)
Course context
Students must have satisfactorily completed all year 1 topics.
Clinical Placement 100%
Topic description
The Clinical Placement in Nutrition and Dietetics is a full-time 10 week placement in a metropolitan, rural, interstate or overseas hospital, supported by a supervising dietitian. This topic provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop skills in the effective delivery of nutrition care to individuals and their families in a clinical setting. The placement also gives students the opportunity to demonstrate a competent, organised, professional and ethical approach to work, with skills required for reflective practice and independent learning in a supported setting.
Educational aims
To provide students with knowledge, skills and attitudes for entry level practice as a dietitian in clinical practice.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of the clinical placement, students will be able to demonstrate the following attributes at entry level practice:

  • Broad knowledge and skills as a clinical practitioner, such that she/he demonstrates entry level competence in the nutritional management and counselling of individual clients;

  • Professional attitudes and practices which facilitate growth as a competent health professional and demonstrated ability to work as a contributing member of a dietetics department;

  • Communicate in a professional manner to clients and other members of the health care team and

  • Use the processes of critical thinking and evaluation in daily practice.