Medical Nutritional Therapy 2

Unit code: HHN6001 | Study level: Postgraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
HHN4002 - Medical Nutritional Therapy 1
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
Overview
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Overview

Dietitians play an integral role in the treatment and management of acute and chronic illness. This unit will allow students to develop knowledge and skills in the managements of conditions, including, but not limited to, gastrointestinal diseases, kidney disease, immunological diseases, critical care and neurological conditions. 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 conditions. The identification and treatment of disease related malnutrition, refeeding syndrome and nutrition support practices will also be addressed.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
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 (2000 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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