Nutrition Bioscience Major
Suited to students who aspire to be employed as a community or corporate nutritionist, or in roles which include undertaking nutritional assessment and offering general nutrition advice.
The major provides students with an understanding of the known nutrients and the non-nutrient substances in food, the assessment of nutritional status, nutritional needs during the lifecycle, community nutrition issues, the psychology and sociology of food habits, and current controversies in nutrition, biochemistry and human physiology. Students should select this major if they wish to apply for entry into postgraduate Nutrition and Dietetics.
Availability & Campus
Students can apply for membership with Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA).
Graduates who complete this nutrition major within a science degree, are eligible to apply to the Nutrition Society of Australia's Register of Nutritionists.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|NUT1111||Food and Nutrients||15|
|NUT1112||Nutrition and Public Health||15|
|SCC1123 ^||Chemistry for the Life Sciences||15|
|SCC1111 ^||General Chemistry||15|
|SCC1226||Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry||15|
|NUT2210||Nutrition in the Life Cycle||15|
|SCH3227||The Biology of Human Disease||15|
|SCH3434||Human Reproduction, Development and Ageing||15|
|Plus 2 units from:|
|NUT3231 ^||Food Habits and Trends||15|
|NUT3241 ^||Controversies in Nutrition||15|
|NUT3221 ^||Community Nutrition||15|
|NUT3215 ^||Exercise Nutrition||15|
Note: Students who require an introduction to Chemistry should enrol in SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences, while students who have completed Years 11 and 12 Chemistry should enrol SCC1111 General Chemistry.
^ Core Option
For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.Student handbook
- Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical biomedical situations.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
- Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
- Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
- Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions/responses.
- Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex biomedical problems.
- Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
- Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values.
Possible future job titles
Community Nutritionist, Corporate Nutritionist, Research Nutritionist, Sports Nutritionist, Child Health Nutritionist, Health Promotion Nutritionist, Health Lifestyle Nutritionist, Aged Care Nutritionist