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Upon completion of this module students should be able to:
i. understand the prevalence, causes, consequences and management of disease-related malnutrition.
ii. develop care plans for a range of conditions requiring dietetic management in the acute care setting.
iii. appraise current nutrition guidelines and translate these into practical dietetics management strategies.
iv. develop skills to evaluate new treatment modalities into new practice guidelines in line with research and/or professional advances in the field.
Dietetic management of patients/clients with:
Diseases of the large bowel
Diseases of the stomach and oesophagus
Inflammatory bowel disease
Enteral and parenteral nutrition
Paediatric conditions requiring dietetic management
Inborn errors of metabolism
Hospital acquired infections
The human microbiome
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Critical appraisal of a peer-reviewed journal article on a topic in clinical nutrition/dietetics||Week 5||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Assignment: Multiple-choice/Short question assessment||Week 8||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Group Project: Case study presentation||Week 10||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Assignment: Written care plan||Week 9||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
The assignments and feedback provided in this module are designed to develop students' knowledge and skills in clinical nutrition. Feedback is provided early on in the module on the assignment to critically appraise an peer-reviewed publication in order to support students understanding of critical appraisal skills. Feedback is provided on the multiple-choice/short question assignment which is designed to consolidate and demonstrate student learning on this module in preparation for the practice placement (acute). Immediate feedback is provided in class on the case study presentations and written feedback is provided on the case study write-ups.
|Dr Sarah Browne||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mrs Ruth Charles||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Nicola Dervan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Séamus Fanning||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Oonagh Griffin||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Miss Annelie Shaw||Tutor|
|Miss Shevaun Teo||Tutor|