Master of Dietetics
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 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 accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Students graduating from accredited courses are eligible for full membership of the DAA and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program and to work in all areas of dietetics.
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/about-the-department/our-organisation/careers/applying-for-a-job/application-process/step-4-safety-screening-checks
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
The course consists of 12 credit points. One of the units, HBS745, is 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, including any transportation or accommodation costs are the responsibility of the student.
Teaching, placements and assessment tasks may take place outside of Deakin University teaching periods
|HSN740||Nutrition Research Skills|
|HSN744||Principles of Dietetics|
|HSN754||Dietary Modification to Improve Health|
|HSN742||Food Service Management|
and one of:
|HSN747||Clinical Dietetic Practice|
|HBS745||Collaborative Practice in Healthcare|
|HSN752||Professional Dietetic Practice|
and one of
|HSN747||Clinical Dietetic Practice|
Where a preclusion is granted, students must select another HSN7xx unit from the list below. For example if you were given a preclusion for HSN740 Nutrition Research Skills, it means that you are not required to enrol into HSN740, and instead you have to choose another HSN7xx unit from the following options:
|HSN713||Food, Nutrition and Behaviour|
|HSN727||Advanced Public Health Nutrition|
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health|
|HSN746||Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence|
|HSN743||Nutrition for Healthy Ageing|
|HSN760||International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition|