Medical Nutrition Therapy B

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


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 30 Hours + Blended

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

2024 teaching periods



2 Jan 24 - 11 Feb 24

27 Feb 24

Last self enrolment:
2 Jan 24

12 Jan 24

Last withdraw without fail:
2 Feb 24

Aims and objectives

This unit will develop competencies in the management of client-centred medical nutrition therapy of complex diseases and multiple comorbidities. This unit prepares students for supervised work-integrated clinical practice on subsequent units.
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

Courses with unit

Master of Dietetics