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‘My experiences at Deakin have been really beneficial and for anyone interested in studying nutrition and/or food science I would recommend studying it at Deakin.’
|Award granted||Master of Dietetics|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full time|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$25,800* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||056059G|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
Overall IELTS score of 7.0, with 7.0 in all bands. More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||H718|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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). As a graduate you will be eligible for full membership of the DAA and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program and to work in all areas of dietetics.
Dietetics is a career rich in opportunity. As an Accredited Practising Dietitian you will be eligible to work in all areas of dietetics, including: clinical (hospital) dietetics, community nutrition, private practice, food industry, public health, sports nutrition, dietetic education and research, food service, public relations, marketing, communications, media, health promotion and policy development.
Deakin’s Masters program allows you to start your career sooner; being one of few Masters programs in dietetics in Australia of 18 months duration.
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|
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.
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
Applicants must hold a three year Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant cognate area (for example: science, health sciences, nutrition, food science, exercise science, biomedical science, allied health or nursing). 50% of each of the first and second years of the applicants’ undergraduate degree must be composed of bioscience, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry, including a minimum 15% of a full-year load each of biochemistry and physiology. This is usually at least two biochemistry subjects at second year level where first year chemistry is a pre-requisite of these subjects and two physiology subjects also at second year level.
Applicants are also required to have completed at least 4 units (equivalent to 4 Deakin credit points) of nutrition and food science study covering content relating to principles of nutrition, lifespan nutrition and food science. Applicants can find additional information on the Postgraduate course applications website at the extra requirements link. Potential applicants should seek further information in regards to the exact content of the pre-requisite nutrition units needed.
International students who have an IELTS score of 7 across all bands may apply for entry into the course providing they have met the prerequisites for entry.
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.
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.