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

This topic provides a clinical placement in a metropolitan, rural, interstate or overseas hospital, supported by a supervising dietitian. It 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

This topic aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and attitudes for entry level practice as a dietitian in clinical practice.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate broad knowledge and skills as a clinical practitioner, such that you demonstrate entry level competence in the nutritional management and counselling of individual clients
  2. Demonstate rofessional attitudes and practices which facilitate growth as a competent health professional and demonstrated ability to work as a contributing member of a dietetics department expected at entry level practice
  3. Communicate in a professional manner to clients and other members of the health care team expected at entry level practice
  4. Use the processes of critical thinking and evaluation in daily practice expected at entry level practice

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.