Deakin University

Master of Nutrition and Population Health

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This is an advanced course in human nutrition which draws content from related disciplines such as public health, food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.Throughout the course you will develop advanced knowledge of human nutrition, an understanding of the biological, social and policy related aspects of human nutrition, and skills that will enable you to practise effectively as a nutritionist in a range of employment settings.

Structure

16 credit points. All units are equal to 1 credit point completed over five trimesters of full-time study and/or part-time equivalent undertaken in campus mode of study. All units are core units (these are compulsory). There are no elective units.Trimester 3 is a compulsory study period for all H748 international students in order to enable students to complete units in the required sequence and complete the course within the specified course duration of their Confirmation of Enrolment.

Subjects

  • For information on major subjects please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Standard entry requirements

It will take you 2 years, 1.5 years or 1 year to complete your 2-year masters degree, depending on your previous qualifications and professional experience. 2 year full time (4 years part time) – 16 credit points Admission is based on a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent. 1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 12 credit points Admission is based on a Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, or Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent. 1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit points Admission is based on a Bachelor honours (AQF8) degree or higher in a related discipline, or Bachelor degree or higher in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or higher in a related discipline, or evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

Recognition

Growing public interest in the relationship between diet and health is evident and, as a result, there are increasing demands from the public for reliable and trustworthy information. In response, the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) has developed a 'Register of Nutritionists' to establish a list of appropriately qualified nutrition professionals.

Study pathways

This course does not provide a pathway to higher degree by research.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood Domestic: $57,776
International: $76,112
No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

For other information please contact Health enquiries at health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

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