Curtin University

Master of Dietetics

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Dietetics involves the study of those medical aspects of disease that have a nutritional component in prevention or treatment. Dietetics is concerned with the science and art of providing nutritional care for individuals and groups differing widely in economic, social, psychological and physiological conditions. Dietitians are recognised as a member of a health team in hospitals and in the community or public health settings. Dietitians also work in food service and food industry, research teams and private practice.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • Students complete a range of specialist topics in nutrition, counselling and food service. They also take two clinical placements, one in a hospital and one in a metropolitan or regional community health centre. Students will also undertake a research project. Satisfactory performance in NUTR6004 Medicine and Dietetics, NUTR6002 Advanced Nutrition Topics and NUTR6005 Dietetic Practice Techniques is a prerequisite for NUTR6003 Dietetic Clinical Placement Preparation and NUTR6007 Dietetic Clinical Placement. Students are required to complete all the units of the first year before progressing to the second year of the course.

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  • Full-time : 2 years

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