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Module

DTC2002 : Applied Therapeutic Diets (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Ms Susan Lennie
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

This module aims to develop a comprehensive and applied knowledge and understanding of therapeutic diets applicable to the practice of dietetics. Students will integrate knowledge and their practical experiences to develop person-centred menu plans.

Outline Of Syllabus

Nutrient exchange systems
Food choices and preparation methods, nutritional and sensory qualities, and financial implications of therapeutic diets, and their application within menu planning. Diets will include, but are not limited to:

Belief-based diets
• Vegetarian/vegan diets, Religious diets, Cultural diets

Weight management diets
• 600 kcal deficit diet, 2 day diet, macronutrient modified diets, LED/VLED, Fad diets

Restriction and Elimination Diets
• Nutrient restrictions, fluid restrictions, Ketogenic, Low glycaemic index, Gluten free, low residue, Low FODMAP, Elemental diets, therapeutic diets for allergies, inborn errors of metabolism, etc.

Supplemented diets
• High fibre, High protein/ High calorie (food fortification), Nutrient fortification (calcium, iron, all the vitamins and minerals)

Modified diets
• Texture modification

Commercial nutrition products
• Oral nutritional supplements
• Artificial feeding (enteral and parenteral nutrition)

Interprofessional education.
Observational and experiential learning on placement.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture81:008:00To impart theoretical knowledge
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00Case study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading130:0030:00Use of online material to prepare for workshops
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical83:0024:00Based in food handling lab
Placement/Study AbroadClinical Training137:3037:30Practice Placement A3 in the NHS setting
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops122:0024:00Case based workshops
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork24:008:00Observational and Experiential visits
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity18:008:00Case based learning
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1120:30120:30Independent reading
Total300:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching and learning strategies will encompass lectures, case-based learning, practical sessions, self-directed learning alongside observations and experiential visits.

The lectures will introduce the principles of therapeutic diets. Case-based learning will provide students with an opportunity to consider the practical aspects.

The practical sessions and workshops will enable the students develop their knowledge and skills in food preparation and dietary modification for therapeutic diets, and support students in developing an appreciation of the nutritional and sensory qualities of modified diets.

This module will include observation and experiential opportunities as well as a period of placement in an NHS Dietetics setting.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination902A50MCQ (30 questions) and max of 2 essay questions
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study2M50Students will be given a case study to consider and make appropriate modifications. (max 2000 words)
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
PortfolioMCompetence-based portfolio
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination will assess students’ knowledge on diet manipulation.

The case study will see students apply their knowledge in a case-based scenario allowing them to make appropriate modifications.

The placement is assessed as a competence via portfolio of evidence by the Practice Educator in the dietetic practice setting. The assessment consists of supervised assessed practice and pieces of written work as determined by the placements group. The student and their Practice Educator carry out an ongoing review of progress and a portfolio is compiled throughout the placement. The placement portfolio assesses placement competencies comprising 100% of the assessed placement portfolio.

Students who are unable to achieve the placement competencies by the end of the placement may be given the opportunity to undertake additional practice hours in order to meet the placement competencies. Such decisions will be made by the Degree Programme Director and Practice Educator. In making this decision the BDA Curriculum Framework for the Pre-registration, Education and Training of Dietitians must be adhered to in relation to undertaking additional practice hours.

MDiet candidates must obtain an overall mark of 40 or above, achieve at least 35 in the weighted assessments and achieve a pass in the zero weighted pass/fail assessment in order to pass the module.

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