Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud CampusYes

Students commencing in Trimester 1: 1 year part time

Students commencing in Trimester 2: 1.5 years part time

Deakin course codeH517

Course sub-headings

Course 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.

Indicative student 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.


This course can be a pathway to:

Fees and charges

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Course rules

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

Trimester 1

HSN705Public Health Nutrition

HSN708Nutrition Promotion

Trimester 2

HSN706Food Policy and Public Health

HSN714Advanced Public Health Nutrition