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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Master of Nutrition and Dietetics



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2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

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The primary aim of the Master of Nutrition & Dietetics is to prepare graduates to be professional dietitian-nutritionists, eligible for membership to the Dietitians' Association of Australia. The course is designed to meet the core fields of competency as defined by the profession, including the key areas of practice of clinical dietetics, community and public health nutrition and food service systems management.

This program comprises coursework, a research project and clinical placements, which develop the knowledge and skills required when working in community settings, public health, hospitals and other care facilities.

Candidates must provide two referees' reports and a Supplementary Information Form with their application.

The Master of Nutrition & Dietetics has been approved as an eligible Masters program for Student Income Support. For information regarding eligibility, contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Entry Requirements

There are specific pre-requisite subject requirements. These academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the principles and concepts associated with nutrition and dietetics including knowledge about recent developments, controversies and an appreciation of the scientific framework on which the knowledge base is predicated.
  2. Integrate knowledge of research principles and methods associated with nutrition and dietetics practice.
  3. Effectively communicate information advice and professional opinion to individuals, groups and communities.
  4. Design collect, organise and assess data relating to the health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and populations.
  5. Employ evidence-based practice, use critical thinking, apply collaborative and reflective practice and justify actions in the management of client-centred nutrition care for individuals; in planning, implementation and evaluation of nutrition programs with groups, communities or populations; and in effective management of components of a food service system to provide safe and nutritious food to groups and individuals
  6. Demonstrate initiative and judgement using a professional, ethical and entrepreneurial approach advocating for excellence in nutrition and dietetics.
  7. Integrate management principles in the provision of nutrition services and products.
  8. Consolidate and synthesise knowledge and skills in planning and executing a substantial research-based initiative in nutrition and dietetics practice. 

Course Structure

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics requires the successful completion of 96 credit points of subjects in accordance with the course structure and recommended subject progression table below.

This course includes a compulsory clinical placement component. All students will need to comply with the relevant occupational screening policy and vaccination requirements before placement. NSW Health can provide details of necessary vaccinations. In order to enrol in professional practice subjects, all UOW Master of Nutrition and Dietetics students must provide a completed National Criminal Record Check and a Prohibited Employment Declaration Form. For further information, refer to Course Finder.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
MEDI951 Nutrients & Metabolism* 8 Autumn
DIET950 Dietetics 1 8 Autumn
MEDI953 Community and Public Health Nutrition* 8 Autumn
DIET951 Dietetics 2 8 Spring
DIET952 Communication in Healthcare Practice 8 Spring
DIET956 Food Service and Dietetics Management 8 Spring
Year 2
DIET954 Practical Studies in Nutrition and Dietetics 24 Annual
DIET959 Research Project in Nutrition and Dietetics 24 SHS Annual
* Graduates of the BNutSc degree from the University of Wollongong may apply for recognition of prior learning and receive credit for these subjects.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics has full accreditation with the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), and all graduates are eligible for the credential of Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and Accredited Nutritionist (AN) (see DAA website for details).

Other Information

Further information is available at:
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Last reviewed: 25 November, 2014