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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.

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 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 (21 February 2019 - 9 November 2019)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,801.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,275.00

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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
  • Competently apply nutrition science to the care of individuals and groups in states of health and disease
  • Competently manage 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 (21 February 2019 - 9 November 2019)

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.

This paper covers the advanced study of nutrition as it relates to healthy lifestyles and the prevention and treatment of nutrition related diseases; nutritional needs of groups and individuals within communities; and the pathology of nutrition related illness. Using a structured approach to nutrition care, students are guided to gather and interpret relevant nutritional data, set patient-centred goals and develop a patient-centred nutrition care plan founded on evidence-based nutrition principles. Clinical Nutrition will extend students prior learning in undergraduate Human Nutrition and provides the base knowledge and skills required to progress into the Year 2 Professional Placement paper (HUND 477).

Paper title Clinical Nutrition
Paper code HUND471
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year (20 February 2020 - 7 November 2020)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,857.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,688.75

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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

Upon successful completion of this paper you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of nutrition science and disease to nutrition assessment of clinical cases
  • Apply medical nutrition therapy to treat patients with a range of clinical conditions and diseases under direct supervision
  • Apply knowledge of food service systems to clinical practice
  • Demonstrate communication skills that enhance dietetic clinical care
  • Employ communication strategies that enhance (engage, motivate, empower and enable) the nutrition care of individuals
  • Demonstrate understanding of collaborative practice with interprofessional colleagues to support client centred care
  • Apply management and quality management principles to enhance clinical practice
  • Practise professional leadership by encouraging and supporting dietetic peers to grow and develop
  • Evaluate practice extending self-awareness, insight and cultural responsiveness
  • Recognise and address limitations of professional knowledge, skills and abilities including ability to practice in a culturally responsive manner
  • Apply an evidence based approach to clinical practice
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving techniques to clinical practice.

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Timetable

Full Year (20 February 2020 - 7 November 2020)

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