Course ObjectiveAfter finishing this course students have reached an advanced level of
practicing dietetics. Relevant diagnostic measures can be performed,
initiated and interpreted and the student can define a dietetic
diagnosis and treatment goals in complex patients by performing the
theories of critical reasoning.
This course combines research (evidence based practice) and patient care
and supplies the knowledge, skills and competences needed to become a
dietician at an advanced level.
Course Content• Critical reasoning
• Evidence based approach
• Performing and interpreting diagnostic measures (nutritional
assessment, QOL, functional measurements etc)
• Dietetic diagnosis, treatment endpoints and evaluations
• Complex patient care (eg. ICU, perioperative care, intestinal failure,
cancer (cachexia), kidney disease, children)
• Translating scientific evidence into recommendations for clinical
Teaching Methods6 ECTS (=168 hours): lectures/workgroups clinical reasoning on
disease-specific topics and/or patient case assignments, incl self-study
(~2 ECTS), performing complex patient care under supervision of
dietician, incl self-study (~3 ECTS), writing a factsheet (~1 ECTS).
Method of AssessmentPatient care (40%), assessment patient care (final case assignment 40%),
Entry RequirementsBSc degree in Nutrition and Dietetics (afgeronde opleiding HBO 'Voeding
en Diëtetiek’) with demonstrable clinical experience (‘paramedische
LiteratureSobotka et al, Basics in Clinical Nutrition, 4th edition, 2011. ISBN:
See also: http://www.espen.org/espen-blue-book
*Updated version is expected in 2019.
Kruizenga & Wierdsma, Zakboek Dietetiek, (latest version).
Specific readings for some workgroups are provided separately (via
Target AudienceDutch speaking MSc students Health Sciences (specialization Nutrition &
Health) with a BSc degree in Nutrition and Dietetics (afgeronde
opleiding HBO 'Voeding en Diëtetiek’). See ‘intekenprocedure’ for
information on how to apply for this course.
Additional InformationThis course is planned over a period of five months (Jan-May) for ~8
hours per week during MSc internship (16 h/w in January, before start of
MSc internship). This also influences the final submission date of the
MSc thesis (prolongation ~3 weeks). For practical reasons (patient
records and communication with other health care professionals in
Dutch), this course is only available for Dutch-speaking students.
dr. E. Leistra, Hanneke Bruggink MSc, dr. ir. N.J. Wierdsma, dr. ir.
H.M. Kruizenga, dr. ir.
G.H. Hofsteenge, dr. ir. P.J.M. Weijs, dr. A. Thijs, dr. A. Nurmohamed,
E. Geleijn, ir. M. Berkenpas, ir. S. ten Dam, and various clinical
Custom Course RegistrationThis course has a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 10 students. Students interested in following this course should apply before 23 September 2019 by sending the following information to email@example.com: • CV • Motivation letter • Overview of courses and clinical internships during BSc education • If applicable overview of other clinical experience In the first weeks of October, interviews will all candidates will be organized. Max 10 students will be selected for this course. For questions regarding application, please contact Eva Leistra (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. E. Leistra|
|Examiner||dr. E. Leistra|
dr. E. Leistra
You cannot register for this course yourself; your faculty's education office carries out registration
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|