Unit 1 Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics

The Department of Nutrition and Food Services at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne began a Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics in 1997. This highly regarded course is exclusively for qualified dietitians, with the course content targeted to meet the training needs and learning outcomes for Paediatric Dietitians. 

Unit 1 Topics

General Paediatrics:

  • Growth and nutritional assessment
  • Breastfeeding and introduction of solids
  • Infant formula - new developments and manipulations to meet altered requirements
  • Toddler nutrition and fussy eating
  • Workshops on growth and energy requirements from infancy through to adolescents

Specific Nutrition Problems:

  • Common childhood disorders requiring nutritional intervention such as growth faltering and iron deficiency
  • Management of common infant gastrointestinal disorders: constipation, colic, reflux and gastroenteritis.
  • Feeding difficulties including practical aspects of feeding children with a disability
  • Enteral feeding
  • Dietary management of IgE mediated allergy

Community Nutrition Topics:

  • Paediatric public health issues e.g. childhood obesity

Intended audience: University entry criteria apply. Candidates must hold a graduate or post graduate qualification in Dietetics. Evidence of qualifications must be provided. Once you have completed registration please email evidence of qualifications to: nutrition.education@rch.org.au

Date and time: Monday 16th September - Thursday 19th September 2024 (enrolment closes on Wednesday 4th September 2359hrs)

Cost: $950 + GST

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face only, no online option. The course will not be recorded.

Note - we will now be alternating the course between online and face-to-face each year to accommodate both learning mode preferences.

Venue: Ella Latham Theatre, The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Course hours: 8.45am - 4.00pm daily. Note some days will have slightly altered hours.

Approximately 24 contact hours with additional non-contact hours required to complete an assessment task.   

Other: We are a paper-free event. Resources for the event will be added 1 week before the event is due to take place. Morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided. Participants can either bring their own lunch or purchase on site.

QUALIFICATIONS: Please note evidence of dietetic qualifications must be provided at time of registration via email to: nutrition.education@rch.org.au 

Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use

Contact: nutrition.education@rch.org.au