Step 3: Dietetic Intern

Practicum Assessment

A practicum assessment requires you to work under the supervision of a registered Dietitian who will evaluate your knowledge, skills, and judgement.

The practicum assessment provides you with the opportunity to:

1. Become familiar with current dietetic practice in Manitoba, including resources commonly used, such as:

  • Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating
  • Dietary reference intakes
  • Nutrition labelling
  • Nutrition care process
  • International dietetics
  • Nutrition terminology

2. Demonstrate your competence to practise at an entry level within the Canadian health care system

3. Demonstrate your competence to practise in different settings

4. Become familiar with the Canadian health care system

Time & Costs 

The College will instruct you to complete your practicum assessment for a specific number of weeks and hours.

The cost will depend on the hours required.

The time required for you to complete the practicum assessment will depend on:

  • Your start date (practicum assessments may only be available at specific times of the year)
  • Workplace schedules
  • Your progress with other activities
  • The number of hours you are required to dedicate to the practicum assessment

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Preparation

Review the following information before starting your practicum assessment:
Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice 
Code of Ethics.pdf
Professional Standards
Nutrition Care Process Tutorial Modules
You must be a member of Dietitians of Canada in order to access the tutorial modules.

Practicum Results

The practicum director will send your assessment results to the College of Dietitians of Manitoba (the College). The College will write you a letter to inform you of your next step in the registration process.

Did you successfully complete your practicum assessment? Result/Next Step
Yes Go to Step 4: Graduate Dietitian
No

The College will advise you on next steps.
Note: You may be required to complete an internship program

Process Overview
Understand the registration process.
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Time & Costs
Find out the time and costs to register.
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Task 1: Self-Assessment
Start here before you begin the registration process.
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