The UniSC Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic offers individualised dietary advice using evidence-based information and practice. The clinic is conducted by final year Nutrition and Dietetic students under the supervision of Senior Dietitians.
Students are committed to helping clients meet their individual needs and goals. Individual personal and medical circumstances are carefully considered within the consultation.
Any member of the community is welcome to attend the UniSC Clinic. If you would like to gain personalised advice on your dietary habits, the UniSC Nutrition and Dietetic Clinic would be very valuable to you.
The students within the clinic are guided by Senior Accredited Practising Dietitians to ensure that you receive tailored evidence-based information.
Dietitians are able to assist you with the management of a wide range of medical and health concerns. Please note that not all clinical conditions are suited to the UniSC Nutrition and Dietetics teaching clinic. One of our qualified dietitians may contact you to assess whether our service is appropriate for your health care needs.
Our UniSC Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic provides support for the following:
- Healthy eating
- Weight management
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Coeliac disease
- Heart disease including –
- Elevated cholesterol
- High blood pressure
- Pregnancy nutrition
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Kidney disease
- Nutrition support during cancer treatment
- Respiratory disease
- Chronic bronchitis
- Lung disorders
- Children and teens — overweight and underweight
- Fussy eating in children, e.g. textural aversion
The students along with their Dietitian Supervisor will work with you to provide education and support to help you achieve your health goals.
Please note that not all clinical conditions are suited to the UniSC Nutrition and Dietetics teaching clinic.
Some conditions that are outside the scope of the UniSC Nutrition and Dietetics teaching clinic and therefore cannot be seen within our clinic include:
- Poorly controlled type 1 diabetes
- Gestational diabetes
- Tube feeding
- Eating disorders
- Specialised sports nutrition advice for professional athletes
- Complex gastrointestinal disorders
- Complex clinical conditions requiring specialist support
If you are unsure, please contact the Clinic for one of our qualified dietitians to assess whether our service is appropriate for your health care needs.
During your initial consultation, you will be asked to provide personal information to allow for accurate assessment of your health and personal needs. Any information you disclose will be kept strictly confidential between you, the dietitians and if applicable, your doctor.
Initial consultations are approximately 60 minutes and involve the dietetic students gathering relevant information, developing individualised goals and creating tailored interventions with you.
Review appointments are approximately 30 minutes and involve the dietetic students reassessing your concerns and discussing the success of previous interventions. The dietitians will work with you to further build your nutrition knowledge and create individualised strategies to address your concerns.
Each appointment is tailored to your medical and personal circumstances.
You can choose between a face-to-face appointment at the UniSC Clinic or choose a Telehealth Appointment conducted via an electronic device.
The UniSC Clinic is located on Ground Floor of Building J at the Sunshine Coast Campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs.
When appointments are confirmed, the UniSC Clinic Administration team will confirm your vehicle registration and arrange parking for you.
The UniSC Clinic uses secure systems to undertake telehealth appointments which has video and audio capabilities. The UniSC Clinic will provide you with a personalised link upon confirmation of your appointment. You can access this link on any electronic device, meaning that you can attend the appointment in your preferred location.
All appointments at the UniSC Clinic are free.
You can request services at the UniSC Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic by completing the online form.