Master of Dietetics
Course summary for current students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Dietetics|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||1.5 years full time|
|CRICOS course code||056059G|
|Deakin course code||H718|
Note: Teaching, placements and assessment tasks may take place outside of Deakin University teaching periods.
Deakin was the first university to offer a course in dietetics in Australia and has been proudly offering Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) accredited courses for more than 35 years.
Deakin’s Master of Dietetics is a postgraduate-level, three-trimester professional training program that builds on your undergraduate knowledge in nutrition, physiology and biochemistry, to develop skills and competencies in dietary management in both health and disease.
The Master of Dietetics is provisionally accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Students graduating from accredited courses will be eligible for full membership of the DAA and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program and to work in all areas of dietetics.
Note: This course is provisionally accredited as at the date of publishing. The eligibility of students for membership of DAA (as the accrediting body) is subject to meeting the requirements of the DAA. Deakin University makes no representation that students will meet those requirements.
Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills related to the professional practice of nutrition and dietetics, and achieve competency in dietetic practice through extensive professional practice placements.
Professional practice placements provide you with applied experience in clinical, community and food service settings to develop discipline specific knowledge. You will also develop research, critical thinking and communication skills throughout the course.
Department of Human Services policy
In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to professional placements in each calendar year of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check prior to the commencement of any professional placement will not be able to undertake that placement.
Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their professional placement.
* Department of Human Services Policy on Working with Children Check and Police Records Checks can be found at: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/facs/bdb/fmu/service-agreement/4.departmental-policies-procedures-and-initiatives/4.6-safety-screening-referee-checks-police-record-check-and-working-with-children-check
Fees and charges
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
- 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
The course consists of 12 credit points. Two of the units, HSN705 and HBS745, are studied in cloud (online) mode.
Failure of a compulsory practicum component in any unit of study will normally lead to exclusion. All expenses associated with practicum units are the responsibility of the student.
Teaching, placements and assessment tasks may take place outside of Deakin University teaching periods
|HSN705||Public Health Nutrition|
|HSN740||Nutrition Research Skills|
|HSN744||Principles of Dietetics|
|HSN742||Food Service Management|
and one of:
|HSN747||Clinical Dietetic Practice|
|HBS745||Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care|
|HSN752||Professional Dietetic Practice|
and one of
|HSN747||Clinical Dietetic Practice|
Domestic students enrolled in this postgraduate coursework program may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.