Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

HUND477 Professional Placement

A professional placement, based on placements in a number of District Health Board (DHB) and other settings in both the North and South Islands.

The Professional Placement paper is comprised of 13 weeks of practical placements in District Health Boards (DHBs), Primary Health organisations and Public Health organisations across New Zealand. Professional placement provides experience across three domains of dietetic practice (clinical nutrition, food service management and public health nutrition), and students are required to complete a variety of competency-based activities and assessments during placement time. Students complete 45 days (nine weeks) of clinical nutrition experience in a range of settings, ten days (two weeks) of food service management experience and ten days (two weeks) of public health dietetics experience. They are supported by University of Otago-employed tutors and a range of supervisors, including registered dietitians, public health nutritionists and food service managers.

Paper title Professional Placement
Paper code HUND477
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (27 February 2017 - 30 June 2017), 2nd Non standard period (3 July 2017 - 17 November 2017), First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,385.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $15,450.00

^ Top of page

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. To undertake HUND 477 Professional Placement, students will need to pass all first-year Master of Dietetics papers (HUND 471, 472, 473, 475 and 5A).
Contact
dietetics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Louise Beckingsale
Paper Structure
Topics covered:
  • Professional placements in clinical nutrition across a range of settings. Examples of activities and assessment include: observing and working alongside clinical dietitians; carrying out nutrition consults; facilitating group nutrition education sessions; completing clinical case studies
  • Professional placements in food service management. Examples of activities and assessment include: observing and working alongside food service dietitians, managers and workers; contributing to food service management project work
  • Professional placements in public health nutrition. Examples of activities and assessment include: observing and working alongside public health dietitians, nutritionists and health promoters; contributing to public health nutrition project work
Teaching Arrangements
This second-year Master of Dietetics paper is taught in both the first semester and the second semester. Attendance is compulsory.

The 13-week placement is made up of 9 weeks in a clinical nutrition setting, 2 weeks in a food service management setting and 2 weeks in a public health dietetics setting.
Textbooks
All Master of Dietetics first-year essential text and lecture material.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • To 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 the New Zealand Dietitians Board's website ("Statement of Registration Competency Requirements").

^ Top of page

Timetable

1st Non standard period (27 February 2017 - 30 June 2017)

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

2nd Non standard period (3 July 2017 - 17 November 2017)

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

First Semester

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

Second Semester

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

A professional placement, based on placements in a number of District Health Board (DHB) and other settings in both the North and South Islands.

Professional placements provide students with an opportunity to integrate evidenced-based theory and professional practice in applied clinical nutrition, food service management and public health nutrition. The Professional Placement paper involves placements in District Health Boards (DHBs), Primary Health organisations and Public Health organisations across New Zealand. The placements provide experience across three domains of dietetic practice (clinical nutrition, food service management and public health nutrition), and students are required to complete a variety of competency-based activities and assessments during placement time. Students are supported by University of Otago-employed tutors and a range of supervisors, including registered dietitians, public health nutritionists and food service managers.

Paper title Professional Placement
Paper code HUND477
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 29 June 2018), 2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 16 November 2018), First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Limited to
MDiet
Contact
dietetics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Louise Beckingsale
Paper Structure
Topics covered:
  • Professional placements in clinical nutrition across a range of settings. Examples of activities and assessment include: observing and working alongside clinical dietitians; carrying out nutrition consults; facilitating group nutrition education sessions; completing clinical case studies
  • Professional placements in food service management. Examples of activities and assessment include: observing and working alongside food service dietitians, managers and workers; contributing to food service management project work
  • Professional placements in public health nutrition. Examples of activities and assessment include: observing and working alongside public health dietitians, nutritionists and health promoters; contributing to public health nutrition project work
Teaching Arrangements
This second-year Master of Dietetics paper is taught in both the first semester and the second semester. Attendance is compulsory.

The semester is made up of placements in a range of clinical nutrition settings, a food service management setting and a public health dietetics setting.
Textbooks
All Master of Dietetics first-year essential text and lecture material.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • To 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 the New Zealand Dietitians Board's website ("Statement of Registration Competency Requirements").
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. To undertake HUND 477 Professional Placement, students will need to pass all first-year Master of Dietetics papers (HUND 471, 472, 473, 475 and 5A).

^ Top of page

Timetable

1st Non standard period (26 February 2018 - 29 June 2018)

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

2nd Non standard period (2 July 2018 - 16 November 2018)

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

First Semester

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

Second Semester

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