Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence is defined as the science or philosophy of law.  In the context of dietetics, it is the provincial legislation in combination with the College of Dietitians of Alberta’s regulations and standards of practice that govern practice in Alberta. To ensure every registered member of the College understands jurisprudence, the College has developed an online learning module based on the content found within the College’s Professional Practice Handbook for Dietitians in Alberta.

Current members must have successfully completed the jurisprudence learning module. New members must successfully complete the jurisprudence module within their first year of registration with the College, prior to registration renewal. Following this, every member on the general register will be required to complete the learning module every five years to maintain registration with the College.

The jurisprudence learning module evaluates a dietitian’s understanding and application of the rules (e.g., legislation, regulations, standards of practice) governing the practice of dietetics in Alberta.

Highlights of the jurisprudence e-module include:

  • The jurisprudence learning module is online and open-book.
  • The module consists of 25 multiple choice questions covering the chapters found in the College’s Professional Practice Handbook for Dietitians in Alberta.
  • The module may be completed in more than one sitting and has no time limit—although the average completion time is two hours.
  • Members will have one year to complete the module from time of registration.
  • Each question has resources provided to help you find the correct answer.
  • Members will have three attempts to correctly answer each question.
  • Successful completion of the module constitutes answering at least 22 of the 25 questions correctly. If you answer more than three questions incorrectly, you will still be able to complete the module. Please contact the College office for follow-up on next steps.
  • Members will be allowed to use successful completion of the module towards a continuing competence program goal.

Click here to access the Jurisprudence Learning Module on your Member Login

** The Jurisprudence learning module will require your unique member login (User ID is your registration number)

 

Jurisprudence Learning Module resources:

Jurisprudence Module Information
Webinar slides (PDF)
Professional Practice Handbook for Dietitians in Alberta (revised November 2014)

Chapter 1 – Professionalism
Chapter 2 – Dietetic Regulation
Chapter 3 – Registration & Practice Permits
Chapter 4 – Professional Practice Standards
Chapter 5 – Continuing Competence
Chapter 6 – Professional Conduct
Chapter 7 – Restricted Activities
Chapter 8 – Confidentiality
Chapter 9 – Consent to Treatment
Chapter 10 – Record Keeping
Chapter 11 – Conflicts of Interest
Chapter 12 – Professional Boundaries
Chapter 13 – Communication & Team Work
Chapter 14 – Social Media and Electronic Practice

Health Professions Act
Health Professions Act – Part 2 Practice Permit Renewal
Health Professions Act – Part 7 Title Protection
Registered Dietitian and Registered Nutritionist Profession Regulation
Code of Ethics
Standards of Practice and Essential Competencies for Dietetic Practice
Health Information Act
Protection for Persons in Care Act