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Bachelor of Human Nutrition - 686AA

Course Code: 686AA
Course Version: 5
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
CRICOS Code: 046612C
Lowest Selection Rank: 56.25
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Understand nutrition inside and out

Human nutrition is the branch of science devoted to the study of food and nutrients. It examines the effect that food and nutrients have on our physical, social, mental and environmental wellbeing. At the University of Canberra our emphasis is on the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health and wellbeing in different societies. You will gain specialist knowledge of the physiological, social, biochemical and epidemiological factors influencing diet-related diseases prevalent in societies today.

 Study a Bachelor of Human Nutrition at UC and you will:

  • complete a range of foundation subjects to develop a sound scientific background in human nutrition including biochemistry, physiology and food science
  • learn to describe all the factors that influence eating behaviour and responses to food today such as the psychological, social and cultural aspects of people’s relationship to food and their maintenance of health and well-being
  • be prepared for entry into graduate courses in allied health areas, including dietetics and nutrition, sports dietetics, physiotherapy and pharmacy.

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Career opportunities

  • Nutrition and community education environments
  • Health promotion
  • Food industry and food regulation
  • Careers in the biological sciences
  • Government policy
  • Research in nutrition

Course specific information

Graduates of the Bachelor of Human Nutrition are eligible for registration as an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia.  

Admission Requirements

Normal requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: Chemistry and Mathematical Methods majors.NSW: Chemistry and Mathematics.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Human Nutrition B HumanNutr

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Additional Placement Requirements

This course requires students to meet compulsory placement requirements prior to undertaking professional placement (Work-Integrated Learning) in a clinical or professional setting. For information on what these requirements are and how to meet these requirements, please visit www.canberra.edu.au/placement

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit


Professional Accreditation

None.

Graduate Employment

This course prepares graduates for employment in nutrition and community education environments, health promotion, government policy areas, the food industry, secondary teaching (in conjunction with teaching qualifications) and in other careers in biological sciences. It also provides the foundation and prerequisites for qualifying students for entry into graduate courses in allied health areas, including Dietetics and Nutrition, Sports Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy (all available at the University of Canberra); and Medicine (available at other Universities).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge of human nutrition and the role of nutrition in health and wellbeing Communication: students will communicate their knowledge and application
of their knowledge, both orally and in written formats, in tutorial activities and assessments.

Problem Solving: the knowledge gained through the various units throughout
the BHN will be used by students to analyse the role of nutrition in health and wellbeing and applied to various scenarios throughout the degree (thus students applying their base knowledge)

Working independently: students will undertake independent and active
study, through additional reading and assignments to supplement their face-to-face learning. The skills attained in independent study will reinforce their
knowledge of and understanding in food and nutrition.

Working with others: Throughout the course students will work in groups
during laboratory/tutorial and computer lab sessions to enhance their learning. Although not a large component, students may have group assessment tasks to complete to further enhance their knowledge and understanding of the respective topics.
An understanding of the biological, social and cultural related aspects of human nutrition Communication: students will communicate their knowledge and application
of their knowledge (understanding), both orally and in written formats,
in tutorial activities and assessments.

Problem Solving: the knowledge gained through the various units throughout
the BHN will be used by students to apply their understanding of the
biological, social and cultural related aspects of human nutrition to specific scenarios.

Working independently: students will undertake independent and active
study, through additional reading and assignments to supplement their face-to-face learning. The skills attained in independent study will reinforce their
knowledge, understanding and application of biological, social and cultural related aspects of human nutrition.

Working with others: Throughout the course students will work in groups
during laboratory/tutorial and computer lab sessions to enhance their learning. Although not a large component, students may have group
assessment tasks to complete to further enhance their knowledge and understanding of the respective topics.
Skills to critically evaluate human nutrition studies and undertake small research projects Analysis and inquiry: throughout the course students will gain the skills to gather information, critically analyse and evaluate the information within
human nutrition studies, in a systematic, creative and insightful way. These
skills will be further enhanced through the conduct of small research projects, primarily during their third year of study.

Problem Solving: the knowledge gained through the various units throughout
the BHN will be used by students to analyse the role of nutrition in health and wellbeing and applied to various scenarios throughout the degree (thus students applying their base knowledge).

Working independently: students will undertake independent and active
study, through additional reading and assignments to supplement their face-to-face learning. The skills attained in independent study will provide the students with skills to critically evaluate human nutrition studies and undertake small research projects, particularly in the third year of their degree.
Working with others: Throughout the course students will work in groups
during laboratory/tutorial and computer lab sessions to enhance their learning. Although not a large component, students may work collaboratively to
critically evaluate human nutrition studies and undertake small research
projects.

Professionalism and social responsibility: through this learning outcome
students will gain knowledge and an understanding of the ethical principles
and considerations relevant to a study in human nutrition. In attaining this
knowledge students will have the skills and capacity to use their professional knowledge and skills, in terms of nutrition, ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Professional skills to enable students to work as a nutritionist in a variety of settings including health promotion, government policy areas and the food industry. Professionalism and social responsibility: throughout the course there will be number of opportunities in which students will undertake Work Integrated Learning activities. These activities will provide students with the skills and capacity to gain and use their professional knowledge and skills, in terms of nutrition, ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the
environment.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Human Nutrition (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

276JA Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Human Nutrition

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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