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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
Lowest Selection Rank: PG
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.

Grow your nutrition career from the inside out

If you’re serious about nutrition and influencing the dietary needs of an ever-expanding and aging population, then the UC Master of Nutrition course will give you the necessary skills and qualifications to have your ideas influence change at the local and national level.

As part of this course, you’ll use your existing knowledge and experience to plan and execute a research project of your choice and then participate in 20 weeks of full-time workplace education to help bring this project to life -  all with full support and encouragement from academic and industry experts and mentors.

This placement opportunity will take place in hospitals, community centers or food service departments – all settings which offer a unique opportunity to gain frontline experience and network with industry professionals.

Also, the UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course is the only course in Australia which offers all graduating students an additional 4-week internship where you be actively encouraged to broaden your networks and explore employment opportunities at the same time.

It’s time to take control of your career direction. It’s time to register your interest in the UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics course now.

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

  • develop additional knowledge, skills, and attitude to examine health within the framework of nutrition
  • understand the application of nutrition in a social, pathophysiological and biochemical health context
  • cultivate critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and apply evidence-based approaches to address a nutrition-related health issue
  • demonstrate expert communication skills to transfer complex nutrition knowledge to a variety of audience
  • develop autonomy and self-direction in progressing your learning and professional development
  • gain the necessary scientific background and specific knowledge and skills to address concepts and opinions relating to human nutrition
  • identify the links between nutrition, health, and disease at different life stages
  • address ways to improve the delivery of nutritional information.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

This course also includes up to 24 weeks of full-time workplace education in a range of settings including the public health sector, hospitals, food services or in the community.

All work completed during this placement will count towards your end of course assessment and is part of the UC Faculty of Health’s commitment to helping students gain valuable hands-on experience; and build life-long industry contacts and relationships while they are studying at UC.

Career opportunities

A UC Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate is recognised as possessing the necessary skills, experience, and qualifications to become an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. This accreditation is also accepted globally and opens doors to a range of jobs in a variety of industries including:

  • hospitals
  • community Health Centers
  • private practice
  • government departments
  • the food industry
  • media
  • education
  • research

Course-specific information

This course has an early closing date, and all applications must be submitted by the 31st October each year and meet the following criteria:
  • possess a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition
  • must have completed 2 units in chemistry (degree level)
  • must have completed four units in human biology and human physiology (degree level)
  • must have completed two units in biochemistry (second-year degree level)
  • must have completed four units in food and nutrition science (degree level)

A supplementary application form must be completed as part of your application and include a 500-word statement and two referee reports. This application form can be found at: http://www.canberra .edu.au/current-students/forms.

Acceptance is based on prior academic achievement and relevant work experience or professional development (including references).

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.

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 student.centre@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 in human nutrition
B) two degree level units in chemistry
C) four degree level units in human biology and human physiology
D) two second year degree level units in biochemistry
E) 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/current-students/forms

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
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

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
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
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 YES

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-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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