This unit will consist of 20 days undertaken in a food service setting providing food to nutritionally dependent and/or vulnerable populations, where medical nutritional therapy underpins requirements and delivery. In addition to these placement days, students will be required to attend orientation and presentation sessions. This unit is designed to provide students with practical placement learning in the design, delivery and evaluation of meals within a health or care setting. Students will consolidate knowledge and skills in relation to food service management including food safety standards and audit requirements, food and nutrition policies and guidelines, menu planning, production and recipe standardisation at an institutional level. This unit will provide students with the opportunity to understand the application of the National Dietetics Competency Standards, the Dietetics Statement of Ethical Practice and the Dietetic Code of Conduct within a food service context.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
No required text. Required reading materials from key academic journals and text books will be identified and linked through VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):