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 2016-2017 are:

  • Pilot study:  Impact of nutrition intervention as measured by a change in Mediterranean diet score.
  • What is the impact of the new SMOF lipids in TPN vs the previous Intralipid formulation on liver blood tests?
  • Survey of past graduates and their employers.
  • How effective is the Meal Planning tool used in the Pediatric Diabetes Clinic
  • Is there a correlation between nutritional status on admission to the amputee rehabilitation program and functional outcome measures of prosthetic use on discharge?

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 2016-2017 are:

  • Mediterranean Diet for Heart Health
  • Post-Whipple's Diet
  • What Food can you bring from Home?
  • Vegan Diet for pediatric patients
  • Debunking Myths About Smoking
  • Cooking Skills for Teenagers

For further information, contact:

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

Updated:  September 28, 2016 - HT/dz

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