In a bid to enhance their understanding of Secondary Health Care, the fourth-year Nutrition and Dietetics Department students embarked on a valuable visit to Raparin Teaching Hospital on November 23, 2023. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Hazha Hoshyar Taher, the students delved into the practical aspects of the healthcare system as part of their coursework.
The visit commenced at the Nutrition Rehabilitation Center, where students were immersed in hands-on learning experiences. They received comprehensive instructions on utilizing various anthropomorphic tools and interpreting the gathered data on growth charts. The session shed light on the nuanced understanding required for assessing and addressing malnutrition cases.
The students were actively engaged with the staff of the center to comprehend the programs available for managing malnutrition cases effectively. This practical exposure aimed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world applications, equipping future nutrition and dietetics professionals with practical skills.
After visiting the Nutrition Rehabilitation Center, the students proceeded to the Consultation Unit. Here, they had the opportunity to further enhance their skills in assessing different cases. The visit to this unit provided a firsthand understanding of the challenges and intricacies involved in dealing with diverse health issues within a clinical setting.
Dr. Hazha played a pivotal role in guiding the students through various aspects of Secondary Health Care. Her expertise and mentorship contributed significantly to the students’ enriched learning experience.
The visit not only served as a valuable educational opportunity but also highlighted the importance of practical exposure in preparing students for their future roles in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. The students left Raparin Teaching Hospital with a deeper understanding of healthcare practices and a newfound appreciation for the complexity of managing nutrition-related challenges in a clinical setting.