Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition
Course summary for current students
2017 course information
|Award granted ||Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition|
|Deakin course code||H616|
For continuing students only. From 2015 this course is an exit point only from H714 Master of Human Nutrition.
The Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition provides the opportunity to learn about nutrition in a broad context ranging from metabolic studies and food science to social and behavioural nutrition. It will enable you to understand and learn to apply knowledge in the areas of; the physiological basis of nutrition; nutritional requirements; the nature and composition of foods and food groups; nutritional assessment; and social, cultural and economic aspects of nutrition.
This course provides you with the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of elective study options, thus giving you the ability to pursue topic areas that align with your interests and career aspirations. Students looking to pursue a specific nutrition career pathway should first visit the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences' Careers website to ensure the elective units they select will meet their career development needs.
This course also provides a pathway for application to the Master of Human Nutrition (H714) which enables you to further your studies to enhance your employment prospects and/or research skills in nutrition.
Growing public interest in the relationship between diet and health is evident and, as a result, there are increasing demands from the public for reliable and trustworthy information. In response, the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) has developed a ‘Register of Nutritionists’ to establish a list of appropriately qualified nutrition professionals.
As a graduate of this course, you may be eligible for registration as an ‘Associate Nutritionist’ as the criteria for eligibility is a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in nutrition or equivalent. Following three years of relevant work experience, Associate Nutritionists are able to apply for ‘Registered Nutritionist’ status. For details about the registration process, please refer to the Nutrition Society of Australia website.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
The course consists of 8 credit points completed as: 6 core units (1 credit point each) and 2 electives (two 1 credit point units or one 2 credit point unit, 2 credit points in total). The 2 electives may be chosen from postgraduate units offered by any faculty of the University (subject to unit rules and approval by the Course Director).
|HSN713||Food, Nutrition and Behaviour |
|HSN735||Essentials of Food Science |
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health |
|HSN719||Assessment Methods for Nutrition and Physical Activity Research |
|HSN741||Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum |
|HSN746||Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence |
|HSN751||Nutrition Research Project Part B |
|HSN715||Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies (offered alternate years in 2016, 2018)|
|HSN738||International Nutrition (offered alternate years in 2017, 2019)|
|HSN743||Nutrition for Healthy Ageing |
|HSN750||Nutrition Research Project Part A |
|HSN760||Unit description is currently unavailable |