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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Course Code: 772AA
Course Version: 6
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nutrition & 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 academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.0 with no band score below 6.0. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

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

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

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to a master's degree course. Applicants should also have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of at least second year biochemistry (year-long), at least second year physiology (year-long), and the equivalent of at least two units of nutrition covering content relating to nutritional science, nutrition and disease, lifespan nutrition and food science.

Admission is competitive, based on prior academic achievement and relevant work experience and/or professional development (including references).

Students who completed key nutrition studies/units including Nutritional Science and Nutrition and Disease (or equivalent) 5 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.

Additional Admission Requirements

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

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Domestic International Able to enrol full-time
in first period of study
2016 Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1
2017 Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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.

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

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2016 $22,260 $34,120
2017 CSP $36,510

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.

Please note: applications for this course commencing Semester 1, 2016 close on 31 October, 2015.

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 or Nested Courses)

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)
2016 YES YES
2017 YES YES

Offerings

  • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • 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
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