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DI­ETET­ICS COURSE OPENS DOORS IN HEALTH INDUSTRY

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - UP SKILL - Re­becca Dargie

AS PEO­PLE be­come more aware of the im­pli­ca­tions of food choices and in­tol­er­ances be­come more preva­lent, there is a grow­ing need for ex­perts in nu­tri­tion.

Syd­ney TAFE’s cour­ses in Nu­tri­tion and Di­etetic As­sis­tance Spe­cial­i­sa­tion give stu­dents a sound grounding in all as­pects of diet man­age­ment.

They cover ba­sic nu­tri­tion, nu­tri­tion for dif­fer­ent health con­di­tions, work­ing in the med­i­cal sec­tor, anatomy and phys­i­ol­ogy, med­i­cal ter­mi­nol­ogy, food safety and the screen­ing of mal­nour­ished pa­tients.

It also ex­poses stu­dents to the lat­est soft­ware used by Job op­tions in­clude;

di­eti­tian as­sis­tants in hos­pi­tals

health food shops, weight man­age­ment or gyms

child­care or aged care cook visit NSW Health for the man­age­ment of pa­tient menus in­clud­ing ther­a­peu­tic di­ets.

The course is a com­bi­na­tion of the­ory and prac­ti­cal skills. There is a work ex­pe­ri­ence com­po­nent of 120 hours.

The course is an al­lied health as­sis­tant course, so af­ter com­ple­tion stu­dents would be able to do fur­ther study to be an as­sis­tant to other pro­fes­sion­als.

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