News from the Dietitians of Canada
  • Update of the Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice Complete July 2020

    A rigorous review and update of the education and practice competencies that underpin dietetic education in Canada is expected to be complete by the end of July 2020.  

    Over the last three years, a dedicated working group of educators supported by a practice indicator expert, has undertaken a major update to the Practice Competency (PC) and Practice Indicator (PI) statements that are used in curriculum development and for entry-to-practice regulation in Canada.  At the same time, the Statement of Entry-level Proficiency has been modified and it has been recommended that programs use an adaptation of Miller's Pyramid of Clinical Competence to guide the nature of assessment required of the Performance Indicators.  It is expected that after final consultation with stakeholders in dietetics education, regulation and the association in June, the updated ICDEPs will be publicly available in English and French. 

    This project was funded by PDEP, an unincorporated collaborative inter-organizational network bringing education, regulatory and professional association sectors together to work on priority issues at the intersection of their roles. The Integrated Competencies for Dietetic Education and Practice (ICDEP) Working Group is the task group formed by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP) to complete this work between 2017 – 2020.