WHAT IS CLINICAL NUTRITION?
Evidence-based clinical nutrition is underpinned by the holistic understanding of nutritional principles, food as medicine traditions, therapeutics and nutritional biochemistry. Clinical Nutrition Practitioners understand and address the nutritional, dietary and lifestyle factors which impact wellbeing throughout the lifespan, during illness and disease. This is achieved through personalized nutrition education and the development of a treatment and prevention plan which includes therapeutic meal planning, nutritional supplementation and prescription.
In this course, you will study how nutritional, dietary and lifestyle factors can impact our health, and how therapeutic nutritional intervention can achieve wellbeing. You will gain hands-on experience at the Wellbeing Centre under the guidance of experienced nutritionists, treating public patients. This will prepare you to confidently start practice in the community. *Please note that some coursework must be completed face to face to meet industry requirements.
Work Integrated Learning and Clinical Practicum Experience are embedded throughout the course and are incorporated into theory subjects. Students complete most clinic requirements in our custom-built University Student-led Clinic – The Practice Wellbeing Centre. You will gain hands on experience by consulting with members of the public under the guidance of experienced practitioners. This will prepare you to confidently practice in the community.
What you'll learn:
- Health science & clinical assessment
- Lifespan nutrition
- Food as medicine
- Clinical nutrition therapeutics & clinical studies
- Evidence-based clinical nutritional management
- Nutrition clinical practicum