DIT 272 Clinical Experience: Nursing Homes

4 Credit Hours • 120 Contact Hours (Clinical)

Incorporates first hand experience with health care clients in retirement/nursing home centers. Emphasizes the administrative side of dietetics with experiences in menu planning, food preparation, purchasing, personnel management, financial control, sanitation and safety. Includes experiences in patient care, education and charting. The course carries 2-4 credits. Students are expected to meet weekly in seminar class in addition to their on-site work. Students receiving 4 hours credit will work 165 hours at the specified sites plus a 15 hour seminar. Students receiving 2 hours credit will work 75 hours at their specified site plus 15 hour seminar. This course is part of the American Dietetic Association accredited program for the Dietetic Technician. The site coordinator and student work out a mutually agreeable schedule to accomplish the required hours.