The curriculum comprises work and practice placements and professional skills in the field of dietetics, as well as social, communication and personal skills.
Professional topics and specific areas of law
Methods and approaches of nutritional therapy and applied clinical dietetics encompassing gastroenterology, allergology, endocrinology, diabetology, cardiology, surgery, neurology, nephrology, intensive care, oncology, geriatric, paediatrics, and pharmacology, as well as the interpretation of findings, meal planning, the calculation of energy and nutritional value, quality assurance in nutritional therapy.
Social and communication skills
Consultation skills and effective communication: reasoning skills and conflict management for the workplace, coaching in the context of providing nutrition-related medical advice, practice activities in the usability lab, consultation techniques, and conversation techniques for diabetes education courses.
Catering management, clinical practice and in-house placements. Accompanying seminars to consolidate the expertise acquired in the course of practice placements.
Courses take place at St. Pölten UAS and are timetabled in blocks. The programme is divided into 10 blocks, with examinations held at the beginning of these blocks. Students usually complete their practice placements at hospitals or clinics in areas such as acute and long-term care, and rehabilitation.