Clinical Dietetics Practicum PG (8661.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.5||12||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 outcomes1. Collect, interpret and assess data necessary to make an appropriate diagnose/s and prioritise care;
2. Develop and implement interventions and monitor and evaluate outcomes in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team including the client and carer/s;
3. Use dietetic knowledge, communication skills and client-centred counselling to facilitate and empower individuals to make nutrition, behaviour and lifestyle change and self manage their health;
4. Demonstrate a professional, ethical and evidenced based approach to advocating for excellence in nutrition and dietetics.
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites9297 Clinical Dietetics 1 PG, 9298 Clinical Dietetics 2 PG, 8250 Counselling and Communication for Dietitians PF and 8660 Food Service Management PG.
- 7405 Clinical Dietetics 1 PG (part b)
Equivalent units7405 Clinical Dietetics 1 PG (part b)
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Practice 1||04 January 2021||Internship||Dr Rachel Bacon|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Practice 1||04 January 2022||Internship||Dr Rachel Bacon|
Materials and Equipment
It is a requirement that all students participating in field practice be easily identified as University of Canberra students. Therefore, students are required to wear an identification card/name tag in a way that is clearly visible to staff and patients/clients at all times. The standard of dress required should be discussed with the placement Worksite Educator prior to the commencement of the placement. Students are expected to wear a specified University of Canberra polo T-shirt on all placements. Estimated cost $45. These are available from the University of Canberra campus store.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Students must satisfactorily complete all assigned placement assessment items to pass the unit. Attendance at 100% of the professional placements is required, and is a condition for passing this unit, see section 6c for more details.
Note: Your e- portfolio showcase (see (5a) Assessment Requirements) will be assessed by a panel within the assessment unit 10137 Assessment of Dietetic Competence PG. Until this time you will receive a withheld grade for this unit with the grade allocated prior to undertaking unit 9301 Nutrition and Dietetics Professional Internship PG. This process provides moderation for the work completed within this unit.
As this is a 12cp work integrated learning unit. Students are therefore required to complete the equivalent of 600 hours over the semester. Students are required to complete a minimum of 10 weeks (400 hours) in a clinical practice setting. Additional work will include preparation for placement, the online learning preparation program between placement sites, and completion of your e-portfolio.
Students are required to attend 100% of all professional placements unless they have a valid reason for non-attendance (e.g. illness) or permission by the Unit Convener. Further details regarding placement attendance requirements are outlined in the UC Nutrition and Dietetics Online Placement Manual.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to be familiar with the use of diet analysis software (i.e. FoodWorks, Foodscan and Serve). Students will be required to use Mahara. Online information including videos is available at: http://learnonline.canberra.edu.au/portfolio/view/view.php?id=21008. Additional face-to-face support is also available through the UC Library Rovers.
Students must travel to placement sites and be accommodated at their own expense. Uniforms and textbook costs must be paid for by students. 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 unit involves visit to health settings and therefore, 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 including for assessment items such as reports or essays. Students must adhere to the information provided in the UC Nutrition and Dietetics Online Placement Manual.
Additional information required to successfully complete this placement unit is available in the UC Nutrition and Dietetics Online Placement Manual.
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