Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course is a five year combined degree for those seeking a career in nutrition and dietetics. This program is designed to further knowledge of nutritional science and nutrition as a scientific discipline, and to produce scientists capable of working in and furthering this emerging field. The course will produce individuals who will be able to lead the dietetics profession, and maintain and advance its standards. During the B Science, students will complete units in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology and human physiology, which are the necessary prerequisites for accreditation by the Dietitians Association of Australia. A credit grade point average in B Science is necessary for progression into the M Nutrition and Dietetics. The first-year units of study of M Nutrition and Dietetics must be completed before students can undertake the research and professional placements. It is also possible to enrol in B Science (Advanced) or B Science (Advanced Mathematics) in this combined course. To do this, students must achieve an ATAR sufficient for entry to those courses. Interested applicants should submit a direct request to Science following enrolment in the combined degree.
- Agricultural chemistry
- Anatomy and histology
- Cell pathology
- Computational science
- Computer science
- Environmental studies
- Financial mathematics and statistics
- Geology and geophysics
- History and philosophy of science
- Information systems
- Marine biology
- Marine geoscience
- Marine science
- Medicinal chemistry
- Molecular biology and genetics
- Nanoscience and technology
- Nutrition and metabolism, Pharmacology
- Plant science
- Soil science
- Clinical nutrition
- Public health nutrition
- Nutritional science
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology. All students must take some units of study in mathematics during their undergraduate degree. Other assumed knowledge depends on the units studied. From 2019, this course will require a course prerequisite of Mathematics (Band 4 or higher). The assumed knowledge will still apply.
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia.
Honours is available as an additional year to meritorious students before commencing the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Career opportunities: Refer to B Science. Examples include dietitian in private practice, health educator researcher and policy maker in either basic nutritional science or in industry. The five-year program (or six years including honours) opens up careers in clinical nutrition and dietetics in hospitals, community health centres, public health or other health-related industries.