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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
(Full-time only available to students commencing in Trimester 1)
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$12,290 - Full-fee paying place|
Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||H517|
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.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.
A career in public health nutrition addresses factors affecting the protection and promotion of public health and nutritional health today, and into the future. As a graduate you may deal with the epidemic of diet-related disease, including obesity; socio-economic considerations such as rising food prices and food security; and environmental sustainability in relation to the food system.
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.
|HSN727||Advanced Public Health Nutrition|
|HSN705||Public Health Nutrition|
|HSN713||Food, Nutrition and Behaviour|
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health|
|HSN719||Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment|
|HSN715||Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies (offered alternate years in 2016, 2018)|
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.