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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

Course code I49

A pathway to the profession of dietetics, this coursework Masters integrates theoretical and practical components across clinical dietetics, food service, community and public health and research.

Students are trained to understand and interpret nutrition science, assess nutritional needs, conduct research and give dietary advice for general health and specialised requirements, including medical conditions and improved performance.

Graduates are eligible to become full members of the Dietitians Association of Australia and join the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program. APD is the only credential recognised in Australia by the government and many private health insurers.

Students can choose from two undergraduate courses that offer a pathway to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics: the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition Bioscience Major), or the Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) with a recommended set of electives. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) are also eligible to register with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), gaining an opportunity for dual accreditation (ESSA and APD).

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

I49

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,400

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I49

CRICOS code

067814G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,950

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Semester 1 (July - November)

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUT5112Nutrients and Metabolism15
NUT5113Nutritional Assessment and Anthropometry15
NUT5114Public Health Nutrition15
NUT5115Nutritional Biochemistry15
Semester 2 (February - June)
NUT5116Applied Food Science and Systems15
NUT6100Nutrition Research Skills15
NUT6101Medical Nutrition Therapy 115
NUT6102Dietetics Professional Skills15

Note: Students are required to enrol in NUT6101 Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 and NUT6102 Dietetics Professional Skills in the same semester.

Semester 3 (July - November)

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NUT6103Nutrition Research Project15
NUT6104Food Service and Dietetics Management15
NUT6105Medical Nutrition Therapy 215
NUT6106Advanced Concepts in Nutrition15
Semester 4 (February - June)
NUT6107Community Placement and Evaluation15
NUT6108Food Service Placement and Evaluation15
NUT6109Individual Case Management Placement and Evaluation30

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive and creative skills to demonstrate, evaluate and synthesise complex ideas, concepts and theories in authentic situations.
  2. Apply communication, collaboration and advocacy skills to design innovative solutions in professional practice contexts.
  3. Demonstrate global outlook with respect for cultural and ethical diversity and values.
  4. Reflect critically on a complex body of nutrition, dietetic and nutrition science knowledge, research principles and evidence-based practice to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.
  5. Use high level judgement and self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute strategic projects and operate in dynamic professional environments.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)

Graduates of this course are eligible to become full members of DAA and join the Professionally-Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) Program.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,400 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,950 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates can work across a variety of areas such as clinical patient care, community nutrition and public health, institutional food service, food industry, research and teaching, nutrition marketing and journalism, sports nutrition and consultancy/private practice.

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