To meet the accreditation requirements of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and their accrediting body the Australian Dietetic Council (ADC), students are required to complete a minimum of 100 days professional practice placement. This unit will consist of 50 days, providing individual medical nutritional therapy in acute and ambulatory settings to enable exposure to a variety of clinical conditions affecting different body systems. In addition to these days students will be required to attend orientation and presentation sessions.
This unit is designed to provide students with practical placement learning in the nutritional assessment, diagnosis, treatment and review of patients across a wide variety of morbidities. Students will consolidate knowledge and skills in relation to patient care, record keeping, communication and team working within the frameworks of the National Dietetics Competency Standards, the Dietetics Statement of Ethical Practice and the Dietetic Code of Conduct.
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):