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Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

(Full-time only available to students commencing in Trimester 1)

Deakin course codeH517

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Course overview

Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition provides a practically-oriented, postgraduate-level introduction to public health nutrition covering material from related disciplines such as epidemiology, politics and policy, nutrition promotion and communication to provide you with core competencies to tackle these relevant public health and nutrition issues.

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  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The course consists of four credit points of study comprising one core unit: HSN727 Advanced Public Health Nutrition   - 2 credit points and two elective units. The elective units should be chosen from the list included in the course structure.


For students completing both a postgraduate human nutrition course (H511, H616 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.

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Course structure

Core Unit

Trimester 1

HSN727 Advanced Public Health Nutrition  


Elective Units

Trimester 1

HSN705 Public Health Nutrition  

HSN713 Food, Nutrition and Behaviour  



Trimester 2

HSN706 Food Policy and Public Health  

HSN708 Nutrition Promotion  

HSN719 Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment  

HSN734 Obesity Prevention  


Trimester 3

HSN715 Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies  (offered alternate years in 2016, 2018)


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