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DTC3001 : Clinical Medicine and Dietetic Practice

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Ms Susan Lennie
  • Lecturer: Ms Roisin Devaney, Dr Andrea Fairley
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 15.0


This module aims to integrate areas of aetiology and pathophysiology of diseases and conditions with their clinical, pharmacological and evidence-based dietetic treatments. Students will also consider the application of behaviour change techniques when formulating dietetic treatment plans.

Outline Of Syllabus

Aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical and dietary treatments of selected genetic, mental health and physical health diseases and conditions (including, but not limited to, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, neurological, endocrine and immune), cancer, and critical care.
Clinical pharmacology, drug-nutrient interactions, legal aspects of medicine management.
Interprofessional Education

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00Revision and examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture42:008:00PIP - Delivery of lecture content and integrated tasks
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials192:0038:00Non-sync online - Delivery of lecture content & integrated tasks
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Module Introduction
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00Directed research and reading
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops12:002:00PiP - Interprofessional Education
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops172:0034:00PIP - Case based learning
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1124:00124:00Independent research and reading
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time21:002:00Sync online - revision tutorials
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures and web based materials, supported by tutorials, group discussions, seminars, and workshops.

Directed research and reading will prepare students for understanding theoretical material delivered in greater detail during lectures and small group teaching. Workshops will utilise a case-based learning approach to apply theoretical material .

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Digital Examination1801A100PIP Inspera Invigilated exam - Case based questions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written exam will utilise essays to test students’ knowledge of dietetic interventions, clinical reasoning and care planning using case studies as a vehicle to demonstrate knowledge. Workshops throughout the module will provide opportunity for formative feedback as well as the revision tutorials.

MDiet candidates must obtain an overall mark of 40 or above to pass the module, however, if the module has more than one assessment students must also achieve a mark of at least 35 in each component of the assessment to pass the module.

Reading Lists