Medical Nutritional Therapy 1

Unit code: HHN4002 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
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Overview
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Overview

Dietitians play an integral role in the prevention and management of chronic disease. This unit will allow students to develop knowledge and skills in the management of chronic disease, including, but not limited to, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, respiratory and muscular-skeletal disorders. The pathophysiology, medical and surgical management will be explored along with the role of diet. Utilising case studies, scenarios and role plays, and through application of the Nutrition Care Process, students will develop skills in dietetic assessment, the identification and diagnosis of nutritional problems and set goals for the management of these. Patient-centred, interdisciplinary care planning skills will be developed.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically review and articulate the pathophysiology and clinical management of chronic diseases;
  2. Assess and diagnose nutritional problems related to chronic disease through the application of the nutrition care process (NCP);
  3. Formulate and justify management goals and strategies for chronic diseases that are integrated with an overall patient care-plan; and
  4. Articulate and record relevant information for dietetic care planning in relation to chronic diseases.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 20%
Online test (2) (30mins each)
Assessment type: Presentation
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Grade: 15%
Individual case study presentation (5mins)
Assessment type: Report
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Grade: 30%
Case study report (1500 words)
Assessment type: Examination
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Grade: 35%
OSCE (30mins) (hurdle)

Required reading

No required text. Required reading materials from key academic journals and text books will be identified and linked through VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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