Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course involves the study of food in relation to health and illness. Nutrition examines the role of food nutrients in the metabolic and physiological processes of the body and dietetics is concerned with the prevention and treatment of a variety of food-related diseases. Dietitians/nutritionists interpret scientific knowledge about food in relation to health and translate it into practical information to help individuals and communities change their eating habits and improve health. They spend most of their time working with people, through education, counselling, advocacy or management. The course equips graduates to practise as dietitians in a variety of settings, including hospital, public health, community and research settings.
The first 2 years include biochemistry, physiology and general nutrition topics and the last 2 years focus on dietetics and research methods. These are applied to the study of clinical and public health nutrition, health promotion and food choice. There is a strong emphasis on practical experiences in hospital, public health, community and research settings, which are supervised by accredited practising dietitians. Final year: a placement of 21 weeks will be undertaken in clinical, community and food service settings.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
- Or mature age entry (STAT)
- Or results from completion of foundation studies program
This degree is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia and is recognised in Singapore, UK, New Zealand and Canada.
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Applicants who have an academic record of two years or more of full-time equivalent study at higher education level (including Bachelor degrees from TAFE or RTOs) are eligible to apply but will only be considered on the basis of their Year 12 ATAR or Adult Entry Rank.