In year 5 of the program, dietetics students undertake practice-based research projects as part of the research module. Research projects are completed within BC health authorities and are supervised by practicing dietitians. The research module is overseen by a research advisory committee made up of UBC dietetics program staff and practicing dietitians.
Practice Education Research Curriculum
The curricular overview of the practice education research module can be found in the Research Module.
Research Abstract Booklet
The Research Abstract Booklets below highlight the research done by Year 5 dietetics students over the past several years:
Year 5 students present their research annually at the Research Exchange. Each student research team will give a 3 minute presentation highlighting their practice-based research project and its key findings. Presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion, allowing audience members the opportunity to engage with Year 5 students on their research topics.
Additional guidelines about this event can be found in the Research Exchange Guidelines posted in the Research Module.
Sample dietetics 3-minute presentations: