Master of Human Nutrition
Course summary for international students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Human Nutrition|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent, depending on your entry point
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$31,200 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|English language requirements|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0. More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H714|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
Learn the skills to work effectively as a nutritionist in a range of employment settings.
Deakin’s Master of Human Nutrition draws content from related disciplines such as food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.
In this course, you will develop an advanced understanding of the role of nutrition and diet in the health of individuals and the population. You will also learn about the biological, social and policy related aspects of human nutrition along with skills to evaluate the findings of human nutrition studies and undertaking research.
This course also provides you with the opportunity to undertake a diverse range of elective study options, giving you the ability to pursue topic areas that align with your interests and career aspirations.
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’. 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
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Apply advanced and integrated knowledge of nutrition and health to nutrition related health problems.
Select and use appropriate modes of communication to obtain and share evidence based nutrition knowledge.
Select and use appropriate technologies to analyse and synthesise complex nutrition information and problems, and to interpret and share knowledge, skills and ideas.
Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex information and problems in nutrition, to come to well-reasoned conclusions.
Apply best practice and evidence to identify problems and generate and evaluate practical solutions to complex nutrition issues.
Employ high level personal responsibility, accountability and autonomy to demonstrate expert judgement, adaptability to new situations, effective work practices, and responsibility as a nutritionist.
Establish, contribute and maintain a key role in relationships with a range of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes to advance nutrition sciences.
Engage in professional and ethical practice that demonstrates a high level of personal autonomy, within diverse contexts in nutrition sciences.
To complete the Master of Human Nutrition students must attain 12 credit points comprising:
- 6 core units (these are compulsory) worth 1 credit point each
- 6 credit points of electives (units worth 1 or 2 credit points, 6 credit points in total).
- At least 4 of the 6 elective credit points must be selected from the Nutrition elective list included in the course structure.
- Up to 2 credit points may be chosen from postgraduate units offered by any faculty of the University (subject to unit rules and approval by the course director).
- Option A: 1 additional core unit in research and 5 electives (6 credit points in total)
- Option B: 2 additional core units in research (totalling 4 credit points) and 2 electives (6 credit points in total).
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.
Course structure applies for students who commenced in 2015 onwards. Students who commenced prior to 2015 should refer to previous online Handbooks or consult your course enrolment officer.
From Trimester 1 2015 onwards, students who completed an undergraduate degree from a non-cognate undergraduate study area (e.g. Arts, Commerce, Business, any non-health/science study areas, etc) and have completed H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition, will be granted preclusions for the 4 units they have completed in H511.
Preclusions mean that you are not required to undertake the units within the Masters course and will need to choose 4 HSN7xx electives instead.
For example, if a student completed a Bachelor of Arts course, if they wish to obtain the Master of Human Nutrition, they will need to complete the Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition (4 credit points) first and then apply into the Master of Human Nutrition course to complete a further 12 credit points,, they will receive preclusions for the units studied in the Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition course.
From Trimester 1 2015 onwards, students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree in the cognate area (for example: science, health sciences, nutrition, food science, exercise science, biomedical science, medicine, allied health or nursing, from an approved university or other educational institution) and have completed H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition, will be granted credit for prior learning for HSN701, HSN702, HSN735 and HSN749.These students will complete 8 credit points within the Master of Human Nutrition course.
Students must enrol in the Cloud offerings of all units
|HSN701||Principles of Nutrition (also available in Trimester 3)|
|HSN749||Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology|
|HSN715||Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies|
|HSN735||Essentials of Food Science|
|HSN719||Assessment Methods for Nutrition and Physical Activity Research|
Research Based Project Option A
|HSN753||Research Practice in Human Nutrition|
Students would need to complete an additional 5 elective units to complete the 12 credit points for the H714 Master of Human Nutrition.
Research Based Project Option B
|HSN750||Nutrition Research Project Part A (2 credit points core unit)|
|HSN751||Nutrition Research Project Part B (2 credit points core unit)|
Students would need to complete an additional 2 elective units to complete the 12 credit points for the H714 Master of Human Nutrition
|HSN703||Diet and Disease|
|HSN705||Public Health Nutrition|
|HSN713||Food, Nutrition and Behaviour|
|HSN706||Food Policy and Public Health|
|HSN714||Advanced Public Health Nutrition|
|HSN741||Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum|
|HSN746||Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence|
|HSN743||Nutrition for Healthy Ageing|
|HSN760||International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition (next offered Trimester 3 2017)|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, in the same discipline area (for example: science, health sciences, nutrition, food science, exercise science, biomedical science, medicine, allied health or nursing) from an approved university or other educational institution. Students from a different discipline area must first complete the H511 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition or equivalent. Selection is based primarily on academic merit. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Students who wish to undertake PhD in future are recommended to complete units HSN715, HSN719, HSN750 and HSN751.
Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact email@example.com
|Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition (H511)|
|Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition (H616)|
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.