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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics - 772AA

Course Code: 772AA
Course Version: 6
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics
UAC Code: 880830
CRICOS Code: 049506C
ATAR N/A
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.

The University of Canberra is committed to building a strong and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and sport industry workforce. If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person interested in studying a health or sport course, please contact Rachel Harrigan or phone 6201 2608.

Your new job title? An Accredited Practicing Dietitian

This course will amply satisfy your hunger for refined qualifications and enable you to apply your expert knowledge to provide professional dietary advice that will lead to disease prevention and improving overall public health.

As part of your study, you’ll plan and execute a defined research project and combined with 24 weeks of full time workplace education in settings such as hospitals and food services, you’ll graduate with a career trump card … you’ll be an Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian!

Study a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at UC and you will:

  • acquire the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to treat and provide nutritional care to groups and individuals
  • establish how to best provide dietary advice in order to manage specific diseases and promote health to both individuals and communities
  • demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate the provision and management of food services in a health care setting
  • demonstrate a sound understanding and the necessary skills to conduct a needs assessment and plan, implement and evaluate nutrition programs in a community
  • develop the knowledge and skills related to nutritional science, health education, public health, research and clinical practice. 

Work integrated learning

In this course, you will undertake 24 weeks of full time workplace education in a range of settings including in the public health sector, hospitals, food services or in the community as part of the Faculty of Health’s commitment to supporting work integrated learning.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduates in a range of sectors, including in:

  • hospitals
  • community health centres
  • private practices
  • government departments
  • the food industry

Course specific information

Students need to meet the normal University requirements for admission to a master's degree course, including having satisfactorily completed the equivalent of at least the second year of biochemistry (year-long), at least the second year of physiology (year-long) and the equivalent of at least two units of nutrition covering content related to nutritional science, nutrition and disease, lifespan nutrition and food science.

Students who have completed key nutrition studies or units including Nutritional Science and Nutrition and Disease (or equivalent) five years or more prior to enrolling in this award may be required to undertake these units again. Students may be exempted on the basis of providing supporting evidence of ongoing professional development activities in this field.

Acceptance into the course will be based on prior academic achievement and relevant work experience and/or professional development (including references).

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email HealthStudentLiaison@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

This course has an early closing date to submit applications by the 31st October of every year.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree
B) a minimum of one unit in chemistry
C) a minimum of one unit in human biology
D) second year degree level study in biochemistry (year-long)
E) second year degree level study in human physiology (year-long)
F) four degree level units in food and nutrition science

A Supplementary Application Form must be completed as part of your application and include a 500 word statement and two referee reports. It can be found at:
http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/supplementary-applications

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2017 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 1
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 1
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Nutrition & Dietetics M Nutr&Dietet

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition

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

      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      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.

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

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2017 CSP $36,510
2018 CSP $39,600

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.

Students are required to have police checks, and current immunisation as specified by ACT Health.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Develop knowledge of key aspects of nutrition and dietetics necessary for the delivery of competent nutritional care to individuals and groups Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to critically evaluate the provision and management of food services in a health care setting. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Demonstrate a sound understanding and the necessary skills to conduct a needs assessment, plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition programs in a community or population group. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Plan and execute a defined research project, and demonstrate competence in applying scientific method to the research process. Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

Analysis and inquiry: ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

Problem solving: ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

Working independently and with others: ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twelve semesters.

Honours

None.

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

Alternate exit awards available: Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition; Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2018 YES NO

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 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

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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