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HUND471 Clinical Nutrition

Advanced study of clinical nutrition as it relates to lifestyles and the treatment of nutrition-related disease; nutritional needs of groups and individuals in a range of settings; pathology of nutrition-related illness.

This paper teaches the application of nutrition science to enhance the care of individuals and groups in states of health and disease and improve their well being by providing better nutrition outcomes in secondary and tertiary hospitals, community and primary healthcare settings. This is achieved by integrating knowledge gained during undergraduate study with advanced clinical nutrition taught in this paper. The overall aim of HUND 471 is to set students on the path to achieving competency in clinical dietetics, with knowledge, understanding and skills in the nutritional management of major nutrition-related diseases and the application of nutrition principles in health and disease, with the end goal of being a safe entry-level dietitian.

Paper title Clinical Nutrition
Paper code HUND471
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year (23 February 2017 - 11 November 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $7,725.00

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Limited to
MDiet
Eligibility
Prior to applying for entry into the Master of Dietetics Programme, students should have completed a BCApSc, BAppSc or a BSc in Human Nutrition.
Contact
dietetics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Tyson Edwards
Paper Structure
Module topics covered:
  • Nutrition assessment in clinical practice
  • Nutrition-related chronic disease - obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes
  • Nutritional management of specific clinical conditions and age groups, including gastrointestinal disorders, surgical nutrition, renal disease, paediatric nutrition care, medical nutrition therapy and nutrition support
  • Dietitian prescribing
Teaching Arrangements
Teaching for this paper is delivered in blocks during the first semester and early second semester.
Attendance at all lectures, tutorials, clinical skills workshops and placements is compulsory.
Textbooks
Essential Texts:
Dietitians NZ. (2013). 2013 Dietitians Clinical Handbook. 10th Ed. Wellington: DNZ.

New Zealand Guidelines. (2009). New Zealand Cardiovascular Guidelines Handbook. Wellington: New Zealand Guidelines Group.

Highly Recommended:
Escott-Stump, S. (2011). Nutrition and Diagnosis-related Care. 7th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams &

Mahan, L.K., Escott-Stump, S., & Raymond, J.L. (Eds). (2012). Krause's Food and Nutrition Care Process. 13th Ed.

Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.Shaw, V. & Lawson, M. (Eds). (2007). Clinical Paediatric Dietetics. 3rd Ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Applies nutrition science to the care of individuals and groups in states of health and disease
  • Manages the nutrition care process for individuals and groups in all care settings
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet all entry-level competencies set by the New Zealand Dietitians Board
The full Statement of Registration Competencies can be found on New Zealand Dietitians Board's website ("Statement of Registration Competency Requirements").

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Timetable

Full Year (23 February 2017 - 11 November 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Advanced study of clinical nutrition as it relates to lifestyles and the treatment of nutrition-related disease; nutritional needs of groups and individuals in a range of settings; pathology of nutrition-related illness.

Advanced study on the role of nutrition in general well-being, nutrition-related diseases, and the principles of effective nutrition therapies. This paper teaches the knowledge and application of nutrition science to enhance peoples' clinical outcomes and quality of life. Lectures, tutorials, and workshops cover knowledge on general disease physiology, as well as the science behind nutrition therapies and how best to apply these to individuals and groups. Classroom sessions are complemented by weekly practical placements in local health services where students are expected to assist in patient care. By the end of HUND 471 you will have a good grasp of the role of the dietitian in a clinical setting and the role of nutrition in health and disease. HUND 471 prepares students for HUND 477 where they will complete a clinical placement in a New Zealand hospital and achieve competency to become a registered dietitian.

Paper title Clinical Nutrition
Paper code HUND471
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year (22 February 2018 - 10 November 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,746.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,034.00

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Limited to
MDiet
Eligibility
Prior to applying for entry into the Master of Dietetics Programme, students should have completed a BCApSc, BAppSc or a BSc in Human Nutrition.
Contact
dietetics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Tyson Edwards
Paper Structure
The paper is grouped into 9 overarching modules:
  • Nutrition assessment in clinical practice
  • Nutrition-related chronic disease
  • Medical nutrition therapy and nutrition support
  • Gastrointestinal disorders and surgical nutrition therapy
  • Renal nutrition
  • Paediatric nutrition
  • Mental health nutrition
  • Prescribing
  • Special topics
Teaching Arrangements
Teaching for this paper is delivered in blocks during the first semester and early second semester.
Attendance at all lectures, tutorials, clinical skills workshops and placements is compulsory.
Textbooks
Essential Texts:
Dietitians NZ. (2016). Dietitians New Zealand Clinical Handbook 2016. 11th Ed. Anna Sloan (Ed). Wellington: Ocular.

New Zealand Guidelines. (2012). New Zealand Primary Care Handbook. 3rd Ed. Wellington: New Zealand Guidelines Group.

Highly Recommended:
Gandy, J. (2014). Manual of Dietetic Practice. 5th Ed. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

OR: Escott-Stump, S. (2015). Nutrition and Diagnosis-related Care. 8th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. [ISBN/ISSN: 9781451195323]

Shaw, V. (Ed). (2014). Clinical Paediatric Dietetics. 4th Ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. [ISBN: 978-0-470-65998-4]
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Applies nutrition science to the care of individuals and groups in states of health and disease
  • Manages the nutrition care process for individuals and groups in all care settings
  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet all entry-level competencies set by the New Zealand Dietitians Board
The full Statement of Registration Competencies can be found on New Zealand Dietitians Board's website ("Statement of Registration Competency Requirements").

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Timetable

Full Year (22 February 2018 - 10 November 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard