Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The course is designed to meet the core fields of competency as defined by the profession, including the key areas of professional practice, improving nutrition outcomes for individuals, groups and communities, critical thinking and evidence-based practice and collaboration with stakeholders. These skills can then be applied to all areas of practice, including clinical dietetics in hospitals and private practice, community and public health nutrition, food service systems management and research.
96 credit points including a compulsory clinical placement
- Nutrition and dietetics
Standard entry requirements
A Bachelor degree of at least 3 years' duration from a recognised tertiary institution. Pre-requisite content must include content in human biosciences, food and nutrition, taught in an evidence-based paradigm.
The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics has full accreditation with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), making all graduates eligible for the credential of Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD).
Students who have completed the Bachelor of Science (Nutrition) at the University of Wollongong can apply for specified academic credit of up to a maximum of 16 credit points. Students who hold other qualifications may also be eligible for specified credit. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Course Coordinator and recommended for approval by the Head of School.
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Applicants must also provide two referee reports, a Supplementary Information form and a personal statement.