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Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health (Nutrition) | 2017
The Nutrition major builds basic science knowledge and skills in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physiology to underpin fundamental nutrition concepts such as nutrient structure and function. It introduces the relationship between food and health, and the application of this knowledge in various settings in the community including the food industry.
This major can lead to pathways in further scientific research (Honours, PhD), public health (including progression to a Master of Public Health), a professional career in medicine (via graduate-entry medical courses), or in teaching (through teaching degrees). Further study in nutritional physiology will be required before undertaking accredited Master’s programs in Nutrition and Dietetics. The grounding in the science of nutrition would also lend itself well to branching out into other areas with further study such as commerce, law or business administration, all of which deal with the governance of food in society and in which a science background would be useful.
Major Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from a major in Nutrition will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic sciences in relation to nutrition and the interactive role of nutrition in health and the prevention of disease.
- Illustrate an awareness of food as a source of nutrients, an appreciation of food habits and can identify the social and cultural importance of food.
- Appraise nutrition science knowledge and skills that can be applied in scholarship and throughout the human life cycle.
- Appreciate the range of applications of nutrition science within research and social environments.
The schedule for students undertaking the Nutrition major for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health for 2nd and 3rd year, including core and major subjects is detailed below.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|BIOL213||Principles of Biochemistry*||6||Autumn|
|CHEM212||Organic Chemistry II*||6||Autumn|
|MEDI211||Control Mechanisms Physiology*||6||Autumn|
|BIOL214||The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism||6||Spring|
|MEDI150||Fundamental Concepts in Food and Nutrition||6||Spring|
|NMIH205||Cultural Competence in Health Care Practice*||6||Spring|
|CHEM358||Pharmacology*||6||Autumn. First offered in 2018|
|MEDI361||Nutrients & Metabolism||6||Autumn|
|MEDI362||Research in Human Nutrition||6||Autumn|
|BIOL341||Immunity and Infection*||6||Spring. First offered in 2018|
|MEDI212||Introduction to Pathophysiology||6||Spring|
|MEDI355||Nutrition and Food Innovation||6||Spring|
|MEDI380||Integrated Science in Medicine (iSIM)*||12||Annual. First offered in 2018|
*Subjects required for the course common core. These subjects are listed on the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health main page.