Assessment of Dietetic Competence PG (10137.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Intensive
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.0||0||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nutrition And Dietetics||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professional and culturally responsive practice at a standard appropriate for entry into the dietetics profession in a range of health care contexts;
2. Positively influence the health of individuals, groups and /or populations to achieve nutrition outcomes;
3. Use critical thinking and evidenced based practice to inform their dietetics practice including research and quality improvement projects; and
4. Collaborate with clients and stakeholders effectively and appropriately to improve nutrition and health outcomes.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites8661Clinical Dietetics Practicum PG AND 8663 Community Nutrition Practicum PG AND 9299 Food Service Management Practicum PG.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Practice 6||30 May 2023||Intensive||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Practice 9||28 August 2023||Intensive||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Practice 10||09 October 2023||Intensive||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Practice 6||03 June 2024||Intensive||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Practice 9||02 September 2024||Intensive||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Practice 10||07 October 2024||Intensive||Dr Rachel Bacon|
This is an assessment unit rather than a teaching and learning unit addressing content included in the units 8661, 8663 and 9299. The recommended texts/readings from these units will provide useful resources when addressing the content of this unit. Additional resource material is provided on the units' CANVAS site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
This is an ungraded pass unit and therefore marks can not be deducted for late submissions. In order to provide a fair assessment the panel requires adequate time to review each student's e-Portfolio Showcase prior to their panel interview. For this reason late submissions will not be accepted. The panel interviews are scheduled over the year dependent on each student's placement timetable. Students with extenuating circumstances can apply to attend a later interview, however, there is no guarantee that their application will be successful.
Special assessment requirements
This unit provides a holistic assessment for the practicum units 8661, 8663 and 9299. Following successful completion of this unit students will also receive 'ungraded pass' grades for these units.
This unit is a pre-requisite requirement to progress to the capstone unit 9301 Nutrition and Dietetics Internship. Our aim is to qualify, rather than disqualify students, to enter the dietetics profession. Any student who is identified to have not yet demonstrated the professional standards will be offered a supplementary assessment aligned with their learning needs.
A 4 week supplementary placement will be offered to students who have not yet met the assessment requirements for this unit. This placement will be aligned with the student's learning needs and will be undertaken under the supervision of an accredited practising dietitian. Following this placement students will be provided with the opportunity to re-submit their e-Portfolio Showcase and to participate in a modified panel interview.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This is an assessment unit, rather than a teaching and learning unit, that provides a holistic assessment of material covered over the three practicum units 8661, 8663 and 9299. This unit has a zero credit point unit allocation. The time required to prepare for this assessment unit has been allocated within the units stated above.
All student will be invited to attend an full day workshop which is designed to provide content for the development of their e-Portfolio Showcase. Additional resouces to assist with this assessment unit are included on the unit's CANVAS site. Technical assistance will also be offered following the workshop.
It is a requirement of this unit that students attend a 20 minute panel interview. Students should plan to arrive 30 minutes before the interview and allow 30 minutes for the interview process.
There are additional participation requirements for students who complete a supplementary assessment. For details please refer to section 5b.
Required IT skills
Students will need to be proficient with CANVAS and the Mahara e-Portfolio System. Online resources and technical assistance for Mahara are available on the 'How to use Mahara -Support Page'.
There are no cost associated with this unit with the exception of those students who requirement a supplementary assessment.
Students who complete the supplementary assessment will be offered a 4 week placement at a health setting. These students must travel to placement sites and be accommodated at their own expense. Some sites, such as the Canberra Hospital require students to pay $20 cash as a deposit to obtain a compulsory ID card. This money is fully refunded on return of the ID on the last day of placement.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This is only relevant to students completing the supplementary assessment for this unit.
The supplementary assessment for this unit includes a 4 week supplementary placement in a health setting. Additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in section 6. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client /patient confidentiality must always be maintained (as documented in the University of Canberra Work Integrated Learning Guidelines and the Faculty of Health Professional Placement Information) including for assessment items such as reports or essays. Students are required to sign a Individual Student Agreement form that aligns with these requirements.
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