Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy and Food Service Management

DET80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours (Block Mode)

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods



30 Jan 23 - 26 Feb 23

28 Feb 23

Last self enrolment:
30 Jan 23

10 Feb 23

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Feb 23

Aims and objectives

This unit will explore client-centred medical nutrition therapy of complex diseases and multiple comorbidities through dietary changes and counselling. It will have a strong focus on the management of complex chronic and acute conditions. The second half of this unit will explore issues and principles in the management of food service operations in line with legislation and across various settings.
Unit Learning Outcomes 
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
1. Collect and interpret nutrition assessment data to determine the nutrition status of individuals with complex acute and chronic medical conditions and multiple comorbidities
2. Undertake nutrition diagnoses to develop client-centred nutrition management plan/s for complex acute and chronic medical conditions and multiple comorbidities
3. Apply knowledge of diseases and conditions to the dietetic case management of individuals
4. Translate evidence-based nutritional information and principles into practical dietary information for individuals, the general public, and health professionals
5. Document the nutrition care process consistent with evidence-based standards
6. Reflect on own learning and skill development in individual dietetic case management, and develop personal learning goals
7. Examine the key elements of food service system management and institutional food service preparation and evaluate what is required to provide safe and nutritious food

Courses with unit

Master of Dietetics