Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

Learn about a population approach to promoting health and preventing diet related disease.

You will develop an understanding of a systems approach to dealing with diet-related disease, including over and under nutrition; the social and political elements of food policy; and food security and environmental sustainability.

By studying disciplines such as politics and policy as well as public health and nutrition promotion, this practically-oriented course will give you the core skills to tackle important public health and nutrition issues.

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Key facts

Duration

Students commencing in Trimester 1: 1 year part time

Students commencing in Trimester 2: 1.5 years part time

Campuses

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition

Year

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code

H517

Level

Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Course Structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition students must attain 4 credit points. All four 1 credit point units are core units (these are compulsory).

For students completing both a postgraduate human nutrition course (H511 or H714) and the Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition (H517), a maximum of 2 credit points of credit for prior learning can be shared between both awards.

Core units

Course structure applies to students commencing in 2016 onwards. Students who commenced before 2016 should consult your course enrolment officer on email ens-equire@deakin.edu.au.

Trimester 1

  • Public Health Nutrition HSN705
  • Nutrition Promotion HSN708
  • Trimester 2

  • Food Policy and Public Health HSN706
  • Advanced Public Health Nutrition HSN714
  • Entry requirements

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    The minimum entry requirement to this course is completion of a three year bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in the same discipline from an approved university or other educational institution or at least three years relevant professional experience.

    Applicants who do not meet the above requirements should consider completing the H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Career outcomes

    A career in public health nutrition addresses factors affecting the protection and promotion of public health and nutritional health today, and into the future. As a graduate you may deal with the epidemic of diet-related disease, including obesity; socio-economic considerations such as rising food prices and food security; and environmental sustainability in relation to the food system.

    You can find additional careers information about this course here

    Course learning outcomes

    Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

    Apply key principles, concepts, evidence-based knowledge and skills in public health nutrition to complex public health nutrition problems.

    Communication

    Select and use appropriate modes of communication to obtain and share evidence based public health nutrition knowledge.

    Digital Literacy

    Select and use appropriate technologies to locate and evaluate public health nutrition information, and to interpret and share knowledge, skills and ideas.

    Critical thinking

    Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise information and problems in public health nutrition, to inform high level independent judgements.

    Problem Solving

    Apply best practice and evidence to identify problems and generate and evaluate practical solutions to a range of public health nutrition issues.

    Self-management

    Employ reflective practice and high level personal responsibility and autonomy to demonstrate reasonable judgement, adaptability to new situations, effective work practices, and accountability as a public health nutritionist.

    Teamwork

    Establish, contribute and maintain a key role in relationships with a range of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes to advance public health nutrition. 

    Global Citizenship

    Engage in professional and ethical practice within diverse contexts relevant to public health nutrition. 

     

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    Course pathways

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Workload

    As a student in a Cloud (online) course in the Faculty of Health you will be expected to spend 11-13 hours every week studying, interacting via CloudDeakin and completing assessment tasks for each unit in your course.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Offered campuses

    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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