Student-created Resources

DISCLAIMER: These resources were developed by students as part of a needs assessment and research process within a pre-internship professional practice course. The information here is not guaranteed to be applicable to all settings. Anyone wishing to cite references on these topics should consult formal sources.


A collection of online resources and tools created by FNH 480 students for use in internship and to help prepare students for internship.

Internship 101

Key information about UBC's dietetics internship year. This page helps to guide interns in preparation for and navigation through internship.

  • Internship modules and scheduling
  • Expectations for Interns
  • Policies and professionalism
  • Evaluation of Interns
  • Intern responsibilities
  • Internship calendar
  • Questions to ask your preceptors
  • Words of wisdom to stressed interns

Strategies for Success

Strategies to help make sure your internship year goes as smoothly as possible.

  • Defining Success
  • Work/life balance
  • Being a Professional Student
  • Managing Knowledge
  • Effective Communication and Feedback
  • Tip for Success from Previous Interns

Internship Research 101

Outlines research module key activities and dates, as well as a chronological index of all research module documents.

  • Research module organization
  • Research module document index
  • Descriptive Research
  • Research proposal and ethics application examples from previous years
  • More research resources
  • Research in dietetics video

How to Get a Job

Here are some guidelines and suggested actions to help you prepare for the job application and interview process.

  • Timeline of activities to prepare for job application process
  • Mind map of how to prepare for a job interview

Critical Thinking

The ability to critically think through problems or new situations will be an important skill for a dietetic intern. This page provides some some useful tools to aid in the practical application of critical thinking during the internship.

  • Critical thinking flow chart
  • Critical thinking video demonstrating the use of the flowchart

Nutrition Counselling

This page contains resources to help build your counselling knowledge and skills. It also contains tips and resources to help you gain confidence in counselling.

  • Self-reflection Guide
  • Video: Q&A session with dietitians about nutrition counselling
  • Counselling knowledge: videos, books, web links and articles
  • Counselling skills: motivational interviewing
  • Compiled resources from FNH courses
  • Tips for talking to patients
  • Building confidence in nutrition counselling


Charting is important to ensure patient-centered care in clinical settings. This page intends to provide an overview of the process of charting and some tips and strategies for effective charting.

  • Why is charting important?
  • What are the major sections of a chart?
  • Principles of effective charting
  • Tips and strategies from interns and preceptors
  • More resources


The use of medications is a significant component of medical therapy, and can greatly influence the work of dietitians. The following information gives a brief overview of how medications relate to dietetic practice as well as tips for interns to learn about medications effectively.

  • Video: A Guide to Self Learning for Dietetics Students
  • Medication name endings and meanings
  • Nutrition assessment of medications
  • FAQs and tips for learning about medications during internship
  • List of resources for looking up medications quickly

Enteral Nutrition

This page contains information related to enteral nutrition, an area that most students entering internship feel they have limited knowledge in.

  • Video: Enteral nutrition case-study
  • Indications for nutrition support
  • Choosing the feeding tube and route
  • Determining dosing weight
  • Estimating nutritional requirements
  • Choosing a formula
  • Administration methods
  • Troubleshooting

Prioritizing a Caseload

Screening and Prioritization is an important clinical skill for interns to develop. This page includes guidelines and examples for screening and prioritization of a caseload in an acute care setting.

  • Things to consider when prioritizing patients
  • Major classifications of risk to use when prioritizing patients
  • Practice case study Powtoon
  • Infographic with High, Moderate and Low Priority categorization. This is a collaboration from resources collected from Providence Health, Fraser Health, and Vancouver Coastal Health. Infographic

This page is still under construction, and will be added to by dietetics students over the years.

This page is still under construction, and will be added to by dietetics students over the years.