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Master of Human Nutrition

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Human Nutrition
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

July (Trimester 2)

November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2015$24,490* - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code H714

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This is an advanced course in human nutrition which draws content from related disciplines such as food science, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.
 
Throughout the course you will develop:

  • advanced knowledge of human nutrition and the complexity of current issues relating to food and human health;
  • an understanding of the biological, social and policy related aspects of human nutrition;
  • skills that will enable you to practise effectively as a nutritionist in a range of employment settings including the food industry, public health nutrition, private practice and business environments; and
  • skills in evaluating the findings of human nutrition studies and undertaking research.

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.

Professional recognition

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.

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Fees and charges

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.

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.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Course rules

This course requires completion of 12 credit points - two core units and ten electives. Eight of the ten electives must be from the list of electives below. Up to 2 credit points may be chosen from approved postgraduate units offered by any faculty of Deakin University (subject to approval by the course director).

 

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.

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Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

HSN701 Principles of Nutrition  

 

Trimester 2

HSN702 Lifespan Nutrition  

 

Elective units

Trimester 1

HSN703 Diet and Disease  

HSN705 Public Health Nutrition  

HSN709 Sports Nutrition  

HSN713 Food, Nutrition and Behaviour  

HSN727 Advanced Public Health Nutrition  

HSN735 Trends and Innovation in Food Science  

 

Trimester 2

HSN706 Food Policy and Public Health  

HSN708 Nutrition Promotion  

HSN719 Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment  

HSN734 Obesity Prevention  

HSN741 Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum  

HSN746 Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence  

HSN751 Nutrition Research Project Part B  

 

Trimester 3

HSN701 Principles of Nutrition  

HSN715 Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies  (offered alternate years in 2016, 2018)

HSN738 International Nutrition  (offered alternate years in 2015, 2017)

HSN743 Nutrition for Healthy Ageing  

HSN750 Nutrition Research Project Part A  

HSN760 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition  

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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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

Applicants for the Master of Human Nutrition should have completed a three year bachelor degree in any discipline or equivalent qualifications or relevant  professional experience. (A science subject at Year 12 level or equivalent is also recommended.)  Selection is based primarily on academic merit.

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Credit for prior learning - general

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.

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How to apply

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.

 

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