Dietitians work with clients in a number of specialised populations. These include, but are not limited to, neonatal and paediatric clients, elderly clients, military and sports professionals. Within these groups individual nutritional counselling and group education may be utilised to illicit change in dietary intakes for medical or performance related outcomes. This unit will explore some of the specific nutritional challenges presenting in these groups. Students will develop skills in specialised aspects of assessment and management of disease and trauma within these groups as well as an insight to the additional challenges and opportunities that they present.
Case studies and scenarios will allow the students to undertake enquiry-based learning.
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):