The University of Sydney

Master of Nutrition and Dietetics

The University of Sydney
In Canberra (Australia)

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Canberra (Australia)
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  • Canberra (Australia)
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COURSE VIDEO Our students share their stories about the opportunities that postgraduate study opened up for them. 1:21 For science graduates, the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics will launch you straight into a career as an accredited dietitian. With practical training in human nutrition plus access to eminent dietitians, this highly regarded postgraduate course will bring you to the forefront of dietetic and nutrition research and practice.

Fully accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics is a pathway into professional practice as a dietitian and nutritionist.

The two-year course builds on major concepts from the study of human biochemistry and physiology to discuss the roles of all nutrients, nutritional contents of food and diet in health and disease. The program covers all the subjects needed for you to become a career-ready professional across public health, medical nutrition therapy, food service management, communication, management, and research and evaluation.

The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney draws on the expertise of researchers and clinicians in nutrition science, public health, medicine and dietetics. Being in central Sydney gives us the advantage of calling on external guest lecturers. We have access to members of the science and medical faculties and use leading university teaching hospitals (Sydney and rural if preferred) for placement experiences. Our master’s program offers a full semester of supervised research training that meets the requirement to enter a PhD.

Our academics teach from a research-driven base but understand the importance of the translation of the research into evidence-based dietetic practice. The course will equip you with the skills for life-long professional development as a dietitian/nutritionist whether you want to work in the clinical or public health fields, in a hospital or primary care...

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What you'll learn on the course

Public Health
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Medical training
Food Service

Course programme

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Study plan

To qualify for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, you must complete a prescribed program of 96 credit points, including:

- 48 credit points of first year units of study; and

- 24 credit points being the dietetics training placement; and

- 24 credit points being the Nutrition Research Project

Industry placements/projects

The second year of the course involves a 20 week professional placement, so you will start earlier than formal term time (usually late January for Semester 1 or late June for Semester 2). The placements are all coordinated and supervised by university staff and you will spend time in hospitals, community health and food service areas.

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Progression rules

Under normal progression, a student shall undertake and successfully complete all units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester as prescribed for the course. Failure of any unit of study may result in a student being unable to progress on to further study due to unit of study prerequisites and co-requisites. Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for their units of study.

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