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Certificate of Nutrition and Dietetics Assistance

$899.00$1,299.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you have an interest in the improving people’s health through advocating better dietary choices to prevent illness and disease, a career as a nutrition and dietetics assistant is perfect for you.

The Certificate of Nutrition and Dietetics Assistance is an online professional development program that will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to deliver dietary and nutrition advice by working as a skilled assistant to a nutritionist, dietician or other allied health professional.

In this online nutrition and dietetics course you will discover how to plan and prepare for allied health programs, including meal planning and designing simple therapy materials. You will also discover the science of nutrition and assist in providing dietary and nutrition education support and effective case management.

On completion of this course you will feel empowered to pursue a long and fulfilling career in the health care sector by empowering people to improve their health through better nutrition.

Course Structure

Unit 1 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

  • Safe work practices and procedures
  • Standard codes of practice
  • Accidents and emergencies
  • Reporting hazards / potential hazards
  • Behaviours of concern
  • Risk reduction strategies
  • Workplace violence audit
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Hierarchy of control
  • Records management
  • Manual handling / lifting
  • Causation of accidents and illness
  • Safe work practices for infection control
  • Protective equipment
  • WHS legislation
  • Duty of care
  • Workplace policies and procedures
  • Stress management
  • Ergonomics and risk assessment
  • Workplace debriefing

Unit 2 – Recognise healthy body systems

  • The human body
  • Anatomical divisions
  • Health terminology
  • Major body systems
  • Relationships between body systems
  • The healthy eating pyramid
  • Holistic health
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Hygiene and cleanliness
  • Food hygiene
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Immunisation
  • Psychological wellness
  • Stress
  • Rest / sleep
  • Inter-relationships
  • Healthy functioning of the body
  • A healthy body
  • Anatomy
  • The human brain
  • Health issues
  • Health and aging

Unit 3 – Assist with screening and implementation of therapeutic diets

  • Basic nutritional screening
  • Diseases and disorders
  • Nutritional imbalance
  • Obesity
  • Screening
  • Channels of communication
  • Ethical issues
  • Support services for risk clients
  • Requests for special dietary needs
  • Nutrition intervention
  • Prepare nutritional support items
  • Children
  • Aged clients
  • Comply with supervisory requirements
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Feedback to dietician
  • Assessing progress
  • Tolerance of the nutritional support
  • Methods of producing meals
  • Review client progress
  • Difficulties and concerns
  • Reporting dysphagia
  • Acceptance issues
  • Internal tube support
  • Variations
  • Care facilities
  • Menus
  • Textural modification
  • Clean and store equipment
  • Report faulty equipment
  • Food and beverage plan
  • Storage temperatures
  • Food and beverage service areas
  • Cleaning and sanitising
  • Document client information
  • Accepted protocols
  • Privacy legislation
  • Client records

Unit 4 – Support food services in menu and meal order processing

  • Meal order systems
  • Supporting client through meal selection
  • Therapeutic diets
  • Specific cultural requirements
  • Religious beliefs
  • Sources of carbohydrates protein and fat
  • Vegetarian and vegan preferences
  • Hydration and dehydration
  • Health issues
  • Nutritional support services
  • Diet therapy orders
  • Basic food knowledge
  • Glycemic index (GI)
  • Types of nutrition information
  • Stock control and disposal
  • Product integrity
  • Wastage
  • Workplace standards
  • Protective equipment
  • Personal hygiene standards
  • Food safety program
  • Sanitation
  • Water quality
  • Food safety protocols
  • Report health conditions / illness
  • Appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Food plan reviews
  • Client satisfaction
  • Standard and validated tools
  • Medical conditions
  • Risk indicators
  • Life cycle changes
  • Nutritional care plans
  • Menu audits
  • Food presentation

Unit 5 – Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans

  • Dietary modification
  • Needs identification
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Science of nutrition
  • Nutrient imbalance diseases and disorders
  • Fatty acids
  • Sugars
  • Intestinal bacteria
  • Phytochemicals
  • Nutrition and sports
  • Industry and food processing
  • Policies and education
  • Dietician consults
  • Food additives
  • Dieticians and nutritionists
  • Care facilities
  • Menus
  • Child care facilities
  • Textural modification
  • Sufficient food choices
  • Aged clients
  • Client information for individual plans
  • Basic food knowledge
  • Glycemic index (GI)
  • Client status and acceptance
  • Individualised plans
  • Feedback to catering services
  • Encourage variety
  • Feedback to dietician
  • Food plan reviews
  • Acceptance and tolerance of meals
  • Reporting dysphagia
  • Age considerations
  • Poor client meal choices
  • Hydration
  • Document client nutritional status
  • Risks
  • Nutritional status of clients
  • Nutritional anthropometric measurements
  • Measuring BMI

Unit 6 - Interpret and apply medical terminology

  • Receive and interpret medical terminology
  • Pronunciation
  • Medical words
  • Eponyms
  • Major human body systems
  • Illness, injuries and medical conditions
  • Investigations and procedures
  • Medical equipment and instruments
  • Medications
  • Specialist medical practitioners
  • Hospital departments
  • Checklists
  • Abbreviations
  • Dr’s abbreviations
  • Policies and procedures
  • Medical dictionary
  • Routine tasks
  • Ordering and receiving goods
  • Surgery types / terminology
  • Drug names
  • Surgical procedure references
  • Produce draft for verification

Unit 7 – Assist with an allied health program

  • Allied health services
  • Therapy session preparation
  • Therapy plans and programs
  • Resources and equipment
  • Minimise environmental hazards
  • Logistical considerations
  • Prepare client for therapy
  • Therapy session assistance
  • Assisting with therapy tasks
  • Innovation and learning perspective
  • Duty of care
  • Communication strategies
  • Work processes
  • Therapy goals
  • Support and coach clients
  • Accidents and incidents
  • Risk assessment
  • Legislation
  • Health and safety flow chart
  • Documenting medical information
  • Privacy principles
  • Infectious diseases
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Design simple therapy materials
  • Gaps in therapy material resources
  • Aids and adaptions
  • Administrative duties
  • Client appointments
  • Primary health care approach
  • Facilitate client involvement
  • Wheel of life
  • Access and equity

Unit 9 - Confirm physical health status

  • Physical health status
  • Obtain accurate information
  • Observation and testing
  • Identify and address
  • Culture
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Interpret information
  • Major body systems
  • Identify potential health problems
  • Impacting factors on condition
  • Check client health status
  • Delivery of health intervention
  • Check major body systems
  • Disorders and diseases
  • Treatment / care programs
  • Variations from normal health status
  • Observations, signs and symptoms
  • Questioning / historical data
  • Examination checklist
  • Methods and protocols for testing
  • Other tests / testing procedures
  • Mental illness
  • Risk factors
  • High risk needs

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

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  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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