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Nutrition & Dietetics

Overview

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Programmes

Updates in Clinical Dietetics
Clinical Attachment in Dietetics
Observational Attachment


Updates in Clinical Dietetics

Objective

To provide an opportunity for Dietitians to be updated on clinical practices in infant, paediatric and women's nutrition.

Course Contents

The course can be customized to suit the requirements of the participant. Topics can be selected from the following areas:

  • infants with poor weight gain
  • children with feeding issues, obesity, type 1 diabetes, food allergies and intolerances
  • adolescents with eating disorders
  • pregnant women with gestational diabetes, or who are on restricted diets, e.g. vegetarian
  • women with gynaecological cancer

In the course of the attachment, participants will also be updated on infant and growing up milk formulas, medical nutritional products, and dietetic foods.

Method

Observations, case discussions and project work

For Whom

Dietitians

Pre-requisite

Post-graduate diploma, BSc or MSc in Nutrition and Dietetics or Dietetics

Duration

2 to 4 weeks

Certification

NIL

Training Dates/Period

Depending on availability

Positions / Training Places

Depending on availability

Course Fee

$600 per week per participant

Funding

NIL. Participant must secure own funding before commencement of attachment.

Supporting Document(s)

Curriculum Vitae to be attached when writing in to the contact person below. Additional supporting document(s) may be requested.

Contact of Organiser/Institution

KK Women's and Children's Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 229899
Head, Nutrition and Dietetics: Dr Han Wee Meng
Email: Han.Wee.Meng@kkh.com.sg


Clinical Attachment in Dietetics

Objective

To provide an opportunity for nutrition and dietetics students to understand the range of dietetics services offered in a women’s and children’s hospital and to gain knowledge of the skills required in the profession.

Course Contents

  • Gain exposure to the nutritional management of infants, children and women in inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Gain understanding of the hospital food service system for therapeutic diets.
  • Gain exposure of other patient-related activities undertaken by dietitians, e.g. development of patient education materials, delivery of nutrition talks, and participation in support group activities.

Method

Observations, case studies, project work

For Whom

Students pursuing a BSc or MSc degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or Dietetics

Pre-requisite

Completed 1st year of their BSc or MSc programme in Nutrition and Dietetics or Dietetics

Duration

2 Weeks

Certification

NIL

Training Dates/Period

February and September. Written application is required at least 2 months in advance.

Positions/Training Places

1 - 2 per year

Course Fee

$400 per week per participant

Funding

NIL. Participant must secure own funding before commencement of attachment.

Supporting Document(s)

Curriculum Vitae to be attached when writing in to the contact person below. Additional supporting document(s) may be requested.

Contact of Organiser/Institution

KK Women's and Children's Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 229899
Head, Nutrition and Dietetics: Dr Han Wee Meng
Email: Han.Wee.Meng@kkh.com.sg


Observational Attachment

Objective

To provide an opportunity for people considering a career in Dietetics to gain an understanding of the role of a dietitian in a hospital setting.

Course Contents

Gain exposure to the work of dietitians with regards to the nutritional management of infants, children and women in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Method

Attachment to the Nutrition and Dietetics Department

For Whom

People considering a career in dietetics

Pre-requisite

Relevant qualifications for pursuing a career in dietetics

Duration

3 - 5 days

Certification

NIL

Training Dates/Period

March & October. Written application is required at least 2 months in advance.

Positions/Training Places

1 - 2 per year

Course Fee

$125 for 3 days

Funding

NIL. Participant must secure own funding before commencement of attachment.

Supporting Document(s)

Curriculum Vitae to be attached when writing in to the contact person below. Additional supporting document(s) may be requested.

Contact of Organiser/Institution

KK Women's and Children's Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 229899
Head, Nutrition and Dietetics: Dr Han Wee Meng
Email: Han.Wee.Meng@kkh.com.sg