dietetic technician


Dietetic technicians assist dietitians in planning nutritional programmes and in planning menus for patients as part of an overall treatment plan under supervision of a dietitian. Under supervision of a dietitian, dietetic technicians assist dietitians in patient reviews, enteral feeding discharge planning, and clinical auditing which includes nutritional screening.

Alternative label

  • medical dietetics technician

  • technician in dietetics

  • diet technician

  • technician in medical dietetics

  • dietetic science technician

  • nutrition assistant practitioner

  • assistant nutrition practitioner

  • dietetic assistant

  • clinical dietetic technician

  • clinical diet technician

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

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