School: Medical and Health Sciences

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

Please note that given the circumstances of COVID-19, there may be some modifications to the assessment schedule promoted in Handbook for Semester 1 2020 Units. Students will be notified of all approved modifications by Unit Coordinators via email and Unit Blackboard sites. Where changes have been made, these are designed to ensure that you still meet the unit learning outcomes in the context of our adjusted teaching and learning arrangements.

  • Unit Title

    Medical Nutrition Therapy 2
  • Unit Code

    NUT6105
  • Year

    2020
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Therese O'SULLIVAN

Description

In this second of two Medical Nutrition Therapy units, students will further adapt the nutrition care plan to a range of more complex and specialised disease states in a clinical setting. Students will be required to apply knowledge gained in prior units of biochemistry and metabolism, physiology and nutritional assessment to provide a plausible scientific rationale for practice.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must have passed NUT6101.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NUT5105

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply the Nutrition Care Process to develop, monitor and evaluate medical nutrition therapy interventions for individuals with complex medical conditions.
  2. Plan appropriate, effective and acceptable medical nutrition therapy interventions within limited timeframes.
  3. Communicate multifaceted nutritional care of individuals to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Unit Content

  1. Clinical dietetic care for complex disease conditions in a range of clients.
  2. Documentation of clinical care using the nutrition care process
  3. Prescription of enteral and parenteral nutrition support

Learning Experience

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

JoondalupMount LawleySouth West (Bunbury)
Trimstr 313 x 8 hour seminarNot OfferedNot Offered

For more information see the Semester Timetable

WIL - Service learning activities

Students will undertake, and be assessed on, authentic activities through engagement with industry and community partners.

Students undertake work in an off-campus or virtual environment which is focused on the student applying non-technical skills to meet a community need, supervised by an industry or community-based professional.

Additional Learning Experience Information

The unit includes interactive lectures and tutorials to support the development of reasoning and problem-solving skills in clinical dietetics. Site visits are included to support students with preparation for their placement in NUT6109 Individual Case Management Placement and Evaluation.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
TestMid-semester test25%
Performance ^Objective Structured Clinical Examination - Medical Nutrition Therapy25%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Medical and Health Sciences

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

Please note that given the circumstances of COVID-19, there may be some modifications to the assessment schedule promoted in Handbook for this unit. All assessment changes will be published by 27 July 2020. All students are reminded to check handbook at the beginning of semester to ensure they have the correct outline.

  • Unit Title

    Medical Nutrition Therapy 2
  • Unit Code

    NUT6105
  • Year

    2020
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Therese O'SULLIVAN

Description

In this second of two Medical Nutrition Therapy units, students will further adapt the nutrition care plan to a range of more complex and specialised disease states in a clinical setting. Students will be required to apply knowledge gained in prior units of biochemistry and metabolism, physiology and nutritional assessment to provide a plausible scientific rationale for practice.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must have passed NUT6101.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded NUT5105

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply the Nutrition Care Process to develop, monitor and evaluate medical nutrition therapy interventions for individuals with complex medical conditions.
  2. Plan appropriate, effective and acceptable medical nutrition therapy interventions within limited timeframes.
  3. Communicate multifaceted nutritional care of individuals to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Unit Content

  1. Clinical dietetic care for complex disease conditions in a range of clients.
  2. Documentation of clinical care using the nutrition care process
  3. Prescription of enteral and parenteral nutrition support

Learning Experience

Students will attend on campus classes as well as engage in learning activities through ECU Blackboard.

JoondalupMount LawleySouth West (Bunbury)
Trimstr 313 x 8 hour seminarNot OfferedNot Offered

For more information see the Semester Timetable

WIL - Service learning activities

Students will undertake, and be assessed on, authentic activities through engagement with industry and community partners.

Students undertake work in an off-campus or virtual environment which is focused on the student applying non-technical skills to meet a community need, supervised by an industry or community-based professional.

Additional Learning Experience Information

The unit includes interactive lectures and tutorials to support the development of reasoning and problem-solving skills in clinical dietetics. Site visits are included to support students with preparation for their placement in NUT6109 Individual Case Management Placement and Evaluation.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentIndividual Case Management25%
Performance ^Objective Structured Clinical Examination - Medical Nutrition Therapy25%
Test ^End of Trimester Test50%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • n.d. (2020). R. Stewart (Ed.), Handbook of clinical nutrition and dietetics (Sixth edition.). Auchenflower, Brisbane: Australian Dietitian. Retrieved from https://ecu.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1147875293
  • n.d. (2019). J. Gandy (Ed.), Manual of dietetic practice (Sixth edition.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons ; Retrieved from https://ecu.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1050141228

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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