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NFS 491 - Clinical Nutrition Internship

Credits: 2
Lecture Contact Hours: 1
Off Site Contact Hours Without Faculty: 4
Description: This internship course gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in Clinical Nutrition and Exploring Specialized Diets. Students will intern a minimum of 50 hours with a registered dietitian. They will have the opportunity to assess and document nutrition-related information, implement physician’s dietary orders and review the effectiveness of the nutrition plan. In addition, students will work within a larger group of medical professionals to develop skills in communicating appropriate client information.

Prerequisites: NFS 480  and departmental approval.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Spring Only
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Course Competencies
  1. Document nutritional information in medical records.
  2. Interview patients/clients/caregivers for nutrition-related information.
  3. Implement diet plans or menus using appropriate modifications.
  4. Implement physicians’ dietary orders.
  5. Apply standard nutrition care procedures.
  6. Review the effectiveness of a nutrition plan.
  7. Participate in a multidisciplinary health care team meeting.
  8. Communicate client information to other health professionals.
  9. Participate in client care conferences and case presentations.
  10. Participate in regulatory agency surveys.

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