Master of Nutrition - 771AA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline(s):||Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|English Language Requirements:||There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an Overall Academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score less than 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.|
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Obtain a well-balanced qualification in nutrition
This advanced course provides graduates from a range of disciplines, including the biomedical and nutrition sciences, with the opportunity to tailor this qualification to their professional career goals.
Flexible and career-enhancing, this course allows you to choose your own study program in specialty areas like sports or public nutrition or up the ante on your research skills by undertaking a specialised project. The result? A well-balanced career in dietary science, nutritional research or in the health education sector.
Study a Master of Nutrition and you will:
- develop your knowledge of the key nutritional problems affecting communities and populations in both national and global contexts
- learn about the theory and practice of public health nutrition
- understand the principles of research and appropriate methodologies for nutritional research
- develop skills in data gathering and analysis for research purposes
- evaluate epidemiological studies and the social, economic and environmental issues facing the global food system.
Opportunities exist for Master of Nutrition graduates across a range of sectors including in:
- Dietary science
- Nutritional science
- Food manufacturing
- Nutritional research
Course specific information
Students must meet the normal University requirements for admission to a Master’s degree course or hold qualifications deemed by the University to be equivalent. Additionally, students should have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of a full year of human physiology and biochemistry and at least two nutrition units.
Police checks will also be required if the Community Nutrition Practicum restricted unit is chosen.
- Prospective Domestic Students
- Email email@example.com or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
- Prospective International Students
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
- Current and Commencing Students
- Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email HealthStudentLiaison@canberra.edu.au
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in any field;
B) Two bachelor degree level units in nutrition, two bachelor degree level units in human physiology and two bachelor degree level units in biochemistry.
Periods Course is Open to New Admissions
|2018||UC Canberra - Bruce Campus||Semester 1
|2019||UC Canberra - Bruce Campus||Semester 1
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
- Master of Nutrition (48 credit points)
Required - Must pass 24 credit points as follows
- 6486 - Research Planning PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6554 - Introduction to Statistics G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8381 - Food, Health and the Environment PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8664 - International Nutrition PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9468 - Community and Public Health Nutrition PG - 6 cp, Level P
- 9592 - Research Project in Health PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9594 - Epidemiology and Principles of Research PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 6554 Introduction to Statistics G: Students may substitute an elective for this unit if they have satisfactorily passed a statistics unit within 5 years prior to enrolling in this course.
- 9592 Research Project in Health PG: Students may choose to study 9593 Research Project in Health PG (6cp) in lieu of this unit, counted as 3cp required units and 3cp restricted choice.
- Alternative Units: Students who have studied any of the listed units at undergraduate level may be exempted from these units, but are required to study elective units approved by the Course Convener.
Restricted Choice - Must pass 18 credit points from the following
- 6476 - Nutrition, Society and Health G - 3 cp, Level G
- 6518 - Human Biochemistry - 3 cp, Level 2
- 6530 - Biochemistry - 3 cp, Level 2
- 6532 - Human Physiology and the Lifecycle - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8251 - Food Science - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8254 - Nutrition Across the Lifecycle G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8256 - Nutrition and Disease G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8258 - Nutritional Science G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8362 - Human Growth and Development G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8365 - Health, Disease and Exercise G - 3 cp, Level G
- 8467 - Indigenous Australians in Context PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 8663 - Community Nutrition Practicum PG - 6 cp, Level P
- 8722 - Sports Nutrition PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9089 - Engaging Communities in Change PG - 3 cp, Level P
- 9593 - Research Project in Health PG (6cp) - 6 cp, Level P
- 9593 Research Project in Health PG (6cp): Students cannot enrol in this unit in addition to the 3cp Research Project in Health PG unit (9592).
Open Electives - Must pass 6 credit points from the following
- Must pass 6 credit points from any of the restricted choice units or from any other units at G or PG level with the approval of the Course Convener.
- Students may select G or PG Level units from relevant multi-disciplinary areas that form a coherent study plan (e.g. in marketing, health promotion, clinical trials management etc).
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.
- Version5 - Start Date: 01/01/2015 End Date: Current Version
- Version4 - Start Date: 01/01/2011 End Date: 31/12/2014
|Master of Nutrition||M Nutr|
|Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition||Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Standard Full-Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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- Semester 1
- Food, Health and the Environment PG (8381) - 3 cp, Level P
- Research Planning PG (6486) - 3 cp, Level P
- Two Restricted Choice Units- 6 cp
- International Nutrition PG (8664) - 3 cp, Level P
- Research Project in Health PG (9592) - 3 cp, Level P
- Open Elective Unit- 3 cp
- Restricted Choice Unit- 3 cp
- Open Elective Unit- 3 cp
- Three Restricted Choice Units- 9 cp
- Semester 1
- Standard Full-Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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:
|Flexible:||The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.|
|Placement:||The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.|
|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.|
|Online:||The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.|
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Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
The following awards are exit awards: Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition.
|Year||CSP Places Available||Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
- 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
- 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.