These course outlines are a guide only. They are provided for the information of prospective students. Although every effort is made to ensure the most up to date information is provided, timetables often change each semester due to the availability of rooms and resources. Content (including lecture/practical topics, assessment and textbooks) is also regularly reviewed to ensure relevance and effective learning.
The broad objectives involve learning the role of nutrition in all aspects of disease from aetiology to medical nutrition therapy. The importance of client-focused factors in dietary modification, education and interpretation of theory for client understanding, are key discussion points.
This Unit of Study involves the study of medicine as it relates to nutrition, and the modification of diet and nutrition support of patients with different illnesses. It includes lectures by medical specialists and specialist dietitians as well as a paediatrics program at the Children's Hospital Westmead.
An extension to the lecture and tutorial series are the Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Workshops and a group case study. The MNT Workshop is a regular interactive and group-based workshop, allowing students to apply what they have learned in their clinical lectures and dietary communication and counselling sessions from semesters 1 and 2. The case study task has been designed to challenge and enhance students’ interpretation and critical evaluation skills for a particular patient case/diagnosis, relating to the ‘Nutrition Care Process’.
Dr Anna Rangan
NTDT5501, NTDT5502, NTDT 5503, NTDT 5504, NTDT 5305
Stewart, R. Griffith Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. 4th Edition, 2011.
Thomas, B (Ed). "Manual of Dietetic Practice" British Dietetic Association. (4th Edition) 2007.
Nutritional screening and assessment
Glycaemic Index / Glycaemic Load
Nutrition & Disability
Food intolerance and sensitivity
Nutritional screening assessment
MNT Workshops (includes Hospital Orientation Program)
Case Studies – workshop and group progress meetings
Case study assessment task, assessment tasks within MNT Workshops, and one end-of-semester theory examination.