Hamilton Health Sciences
Dietetic Internship Program
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Hamilton Health Sciences' Dietetic Internship Program


Research project and Healthy Literacy project topics are submitted annually by Registered Dietitians at Hamilton Health Sciences and from our partners in learning.  The final list of topics are driven by the priorities of Hamilton Health Sciences Dietetics  and/or the organization who submitted the topic.  Dietetic Interns may rank their top research and a health literacy project choices from the respective list.  Research and Health Literacy projects are completed in pairs.



Dietetic practice, like that of other health disciplines, must be supported by a strong research base, which leads in discovery of nutritional findings and is responsive to outcome evaluation of services and programs.  The practice-based research project is designed to foster critical thinking, questioning and research activity that will strengthen the profession’s research base. 

The Research topics for 2017-2018 are:

  • To determine the knowledge and perceptions of staff in our organization using the malnutrition knowledge, attitudes and practices (M-KAP) questionnaire.
  • Impact of RD intervention on components of the tool measuring self-reported adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MEDAS) in patients attending HHS Ambulatory Adult clinics.
  • Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Program Adherence Research Project.
  • What is the adequacy of intake of patients receiving stem cell transplants?  

Health Literacy refers to the ability to access, understand and act on information for health.  The patient education project will provide Dietetic Interns with the opportunity to engage in communication strategies, materials development and environment building processes that support health literacy for all patients.

The Health Literacy (patient education) projects for 2017-2018 are:

  • Healthy meal options that require little or no preparation/cooking
  • High Triglyceride in pediatric patients
  • Blenderized tube feeds for pediatric patients
  • Diabetes meal plan for pediatric patients
  • Ileostomy diet for adult patients
  • Ketogenic diet for pediatric patients

For further information, contact:

Dietetic Education Coordinator
Hamilton Health Sciences
Phone:  905-521-2100 x44923
Email:  studentaffairs@hhsc.ca

Updated:  November 2, 2017 - HT/dz

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