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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
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.

Introduction

Dietetic professionals are engaged in the prevention and treatment of a wide range of nutrient, food and diet related health problems. This Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics provides the knowledge, skills and professional practice experience necessary for competent nutritional treatment and care of groups and individuals. The course is targeted at preparing the graduate student to be a dietitian through the development and practice of nutritional science, clinical, health education, public health and research skills. Students will have work experience and training in environments such as hospitals, community health centres, and food service providers. These working environments are available across the year and some professional placements may need to be taken outside of semester times. Places for dietetic education and training are limited by the availability of professional practice placements and are therefore, competitive.

Students are expected to demonstrate capacity to succeed at this level through their undergraduate academic performance. Professional development activities in the field may also be taken into account.

Note for part-time students Students can study part-time (2 units per semester) for years 1 and 2. It is a requirement of the Dietitians Association of Australia that all practicums are completed in the last 12 months of the course. This requires students to enrol full-time in year 3

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics produces graduates who are eligible to be Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs). APDs provide individuals and groups with dietary advice to manage particular diseases or promote health to communities and populations. This course prepares graduates for work in hospitals, community health centres, private practice, government departments and the food industry.

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 four 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. Note: this course has an early closing date. Please see the link to admission closing dates below.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

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

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

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

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.

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
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