This course will introduce you to the Dietetic profession and your own program of study. You will learn and develop the key knowledge, attributes and skills required for dietetic practice such as professionalism, communication and using an evidence-based approach and how these apply to a range of practice environments. You will also be introduced to topics such as interprofessional collaboration, scope of practice, ethics in health care, Dietitians Australia, cultural safety and responsiveness, including important factors which impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health outcomes. This course will also include an observational placement opportunity provided through the Dietetic clinic at UniSC.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Face-to-face workshops
|Seminar – Nutrition and Dietetics discipline seminar
|Learning materials – Engagement with preparation materials for weekly workshops (e.g. worksheets, readings)
100 Level (Introductory)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...
|Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
|Identify the diverse roles, knowledge and skills required to demonstrate excellence in dietetic practice
|Understand how the nutrition care process and an evidence based approach best informs dietetic practice
|Examine the principles of professionalism in relation to ethical behaviour and scope of practice as it applies to the nutrition and dietetics profession.
|Understand and acknowledge the importance of cultural awareness and responsiveness in accordance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care including important factors which impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ access to dietetic services and healthcare more broadly
|Identify the importance of interprofessional collaboration when working in multi-disciplinary healthcare teams
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Enrolled in Program SC302 or SC406
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).
The provision of early feedback will occur via weekly recap sessions in the workshops. In addition, during the workshops students will be provided with exemplars related to each of their assessment items.
|Individual or Group
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|When should I submit?
|Where should I submit it?
12-minute narrated PowerPoint presentation
|Artefact - Creative, and Oral
1-page/slide poster presentation (e.g. using PowerPoint) supported with 5-minute narration.
Two (2) reflections (max 500 words each)
|Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
|All - Assessment Task 1:Group Presentation: Overview of Nutrition & Dietetics
The goal of this task is to provide you with a creative opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of the diverse roles, skills and attributes required for dietetic practice, whilst working in small groups.
You will be required to work in small groups of no greater than 3-4 and create an innovative, and professional narrated PowerPoint presentation which promotes the benefits of studying Nutrition & Dietetics at UniSC. Your presentation may be as innovative and creative as you like. Your presentation must include key concepts relating to the diverse roles of dietetic practice, skills, knowledge and qualities required for dietetic practice, the role of Dietitians Australia (DA) as the peak body for nutrition and dietetic professionals, the DA national competency standards and how these relate to student learning at UniSC. Further details will emerge throughout the semester.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Nutrition Care Process Poster Presentation
The goal of this task is to create an engaging and authentic electronic poster presentation (Pecha Kucha style) which demonstrates your understanding of the Nutrition Care Process.
|Artefact - Creative, and Oral
In this task, you will be required to create an engaging and authentic electronic poster presentation (Pecha Kucha style) which demonstrates your understanding of the Nutrition Care Process. This will be supplemented with a 5 minute recorded narration of the content. Further details related to this assessment will emerge throughout the semester. This is an individual assessment
|All - Assessment Task 3:Reflective writing
The goal of this task is to produce two personal learning reflections based on content delivered throughout NUT110.
Using a structured reflective model, you will be required to produce two independent reflections based on either of the following: a) cultural competency and awareness as it applies to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; b) Interprofessional collaboration in healthcare; c) your experiences on observational placement. Further details will be discussed throughout the workshops. This is an individual assessment.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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