Course Coordinator:Hester Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) School:School of Health - Nutrition and Dietetics
UniSC Sunshine Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.
Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 explores the role played by therapeutic diets in the treatment of chronic disease and other nutritional disorders. You are introduced to the principles of the nutrition care process and you will gain knowledge and experience in nutrition assessment techniques and intervention strategies as applied to chronic disease and other nutritional disorders.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus attendance||3hrs||Week 1||11 times|
|Laboratory 1 – On campus attendance. Refer to Canvas for details.||2hrs||Week 1||12 times|
|Learning materials – Pre-class activities to be completed asynchronised.||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Fieldwork – Visit to USC Dietetic Clinic.||2hrs||Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Once Only|
|Seminar – On campus attendance.||1hr||Week 1||Once Only|
300 Level (Graduate)
|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...|
|1||Apply knowledge on the aetiology, pathophysiology, and nutrition-related consequences of clinical diseases and nutritional disorders to medical nutrition therapy.||
|2||Construct and present a nutrition care plan using the nutrition care process model to provide culturally appropriate, safe and client-centred nutrition care for nutritionally vulnerable individuals.||
|3||Demonstrate critical thinking in the application of evidence-based practice when providing nutrition care to individuals.||
Creative and critical thinker
|4||Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing skill development in the delivery of nutrition care.||
Creative and critical thinker
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
NUT110 and NUT202 and NUT232 and (LFS202 or (LFS203 and BIM202) and enrolled in Program SC406 or SC302
It is assumed that students will have foundation knowledge in nutrients and nutrition assessment.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In week 4 of this course you will write a formative quiz to prepare you for the summative quiz (Task 2). In week 5 you will present a case study in a small group and receive in-class feedback in preparation for your summative task 1.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1a||Artefact - Professional||Group||35%||
Part 1. 20-min Powerpoint. Part 2. 25-min Powerpoint
|Refer to Format||Online Submission|
|All||1b||Artefact - Professional, and Written Piece||Individual||10%||
|Week 13||Online Submission|
110 min each
|Refer to Format||In Class|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||35%||
|Exam Period||Online Submission|
|All - Assessment Task 1a:Nutrition Care Plan|
To apply the nutrition care process in the delivery of medical nutrition therapy to an individual with a clinical disease or nutrition disorder.
|Product:||Artefact - Professional|
This is a small group task in which you will develop a nutrition care plan following the Nutrition Care Process Model. Part 1 is a formative, which is due in week five (5) in the tutorial class and will contribute 0% to your final grade. Part 2 is a summative, which is due in week seven (7) and will contribute 35% to your final grade. This task consist out of a narrated PowerPoint presentation. Find more information of the task in the task instruction sheet on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 1b:Reflection piece|
This task requires you to reflect on the observation of a nutrition consultation and participation in a simulated learning experience to help bridge the gap between theory and practice in delivery of nutrition care to an individual.
|Product:||Artefact - Professional, and Written Piece|
You will visit the Ochre Dietetic clinic to observe a nutrition consult on a real client and you will participate in a simulation-based learning activity where you will gather nutrition information from a mock client. You will use these experiences to write a 500 word reflection piece as per assessment instructions and submit through Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Case-based reasoning task|
This task is designed to develop your critical thinking skills in the development of a nutrition care plan tailored to a specific disease and patient needs.
You will complete two quizzes throughout the semester which will step you through key critical thinking points while designing a nutrition care plan for an individual. Specific details and description of the task can be found on Canvas. The first quiz is a formative assessment piece and is due in week 4. Model answers and explanations to the questions will be provided and discussed in class, this feedback will help you in the completion of the summative quiz due in week 12.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final exam|
To demonstrate current knowledge of the theory of human nutrition and dietetics and related practice.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
Written exam of 4 hours duration
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.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Recommended||Joan Gandy||2019||Manual of Dietetic Practice||6th edition||John Wiley & Sons|
|Required||Marcia Nelms,Kathryn P. Sucher||2019||Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology||4th edition||Cengage Learning|
|Required||Rowan Stewart||2022||Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics||7th edition||n/a|
Students will require a placement shirt for simulated activities. Students are required to comply with all mandatory requirements of Queensland help to complete simulation-based learning activities in relevant healthcare facilities.
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