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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Nutrition

2021

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
104691
590180
Online (CSP)
104691
590180
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
0101038
Course duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Part-time
8 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

HHSNT1

Award
Bachelor of Health Science:Master of Nutrition
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Sports and Recreation
Clinical and Behavioural Sciences

The Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Nutrition offers you the opportunity to commence a diverse career in health focusing on how food and nutrition impacts health across individuals, families, communities and industry. At CDU our Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Nutrition will enable you to work in diverse areas of nutrition including food research, dietetic studies, food and health policy, or individual or community nutrition strategies and public health. We offer supported relevant practical experiences and opportunity to study abroad.

This four year program allows you to graduate with both a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Nutrition. This will equip you to enter the workforce in any number of health areas, such as nutrition focused roles in community health organisations, acute care settings, or in public health and health promotion.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as patient educators, nutrition assistant, nutrition consultants, health promotion officers, community health officers, public health nutrition, research and advisors, education facilities, universities and research facilities, quality and nutrition coordinators, food technologists.

Professional recognition

You will be eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Health Promotion Association, the Public Health Association of Australia and on commencement of the Master of Nutrition register with Nutrition Australia.

Credit transfers and pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

  • There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 70*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Diploma level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma with a GPA of at least 5.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 162 (or a score of 168 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program or the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses or a recognised enabling course of at least twelve months duration.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) Test not accepted for this course.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency Test not accepted for this course.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 65 with no score less than 58 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 94 with no score less than 22 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

If you are undertaking a course with clinical or fieldwork placements you must demonstrate compliance with the following checks and requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the correct documentation is obtained prior to commencing clinical/fieldwork placements. A national and/or international police check and a current Working with Children check is required regarding suitability to undertake clinical/fieldwork placements.

The majority of health facilities will require you to present a complete immunisation schedule, and First Aid certificate as you progress to placements in the Master of Nutrition.

ATAR profile

There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

Course structure

Australia needs competent health professionals who understand the impact of nutrition on health to address the prevention and treatment of illness and this course prepares you to take on this challenge.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
 Bachelor of Health Science Core Units
 (20 units)
 200cp  Compulsory Core units totalling 200 credit points as detailed below.

 SBI150 Cellular Biology (replaces MLS245 from 2021)
 SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
 SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
 SBI182 Microbiology and Immunology (replaces SBI173 from 2021)
 SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A
 SWK102 Communication Skills
 PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A
 HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
 HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology
 HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
 HSC203  Perspectives of Indigenous Health (new title from 2021)
 HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management
 HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021)
 MAN204 Project Management
 SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
 HSC312 Global and Environmental Health 
 HSC318 Rural and Remote Health
 PHM301 Exploring Public Health
 SPE320 Nutrition and Health
 SWK312 Social Research Methods

 Master of Nutrition Core Units
 (11 units)
 120cp  Compulsory Core units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below.

 PHM526 Research Design
 NUT501 Principles of Nutrition Science
 NUT502 Nutrition Across the Lifecycle
 NUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food Services (WIL)
 NUT504 Food, Society and the Environment
 NUT505 Public Health Nutrition (available from 2022)
 NUT506 Nutrition and Disease (available from 2022)
 NUT507 Nutrition Communication (WIL) (available from 2022)
 NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies (available from 2022)
 NUT601 Nutrition in Practice (includes Practical) (available from 2022)
 NUT802 Research Project in Nutrition (includes Practical) (20 cp) (available from 2022)

  320cp Total Credit Points

 

Course Changes - 2021

Please note the following course structure changes:

  • MLS245 Medical Biochemistry has been replaced by SBI150 Cellular Biology. Students who have already completed MLS245 do not need to complete MLS245.
  • HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health has been replaced by HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction. Students who have already completed HSC230 do not need to complete HSC220.
  • NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies has been added as a Master of Nutrition core unit.
  • PHM553 Biostatistics has been removed and is no longer required.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CO = Core Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology CO
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies CO HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health (External only) CO
Year 2
MAN204 Project Management CO SBI182 Microbiology and Immunology (replaces SBI173 from 2021) CO
PHM301 Exploring Public Health CO HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management CO
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A CO HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021) CO
SBI150 Cellular Biology (replaces MLS245 from 2021) CO HSC318 Rural and Remote Health CO
Year 3
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health  CO SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO NUT501 Principles of Nutrition Science CO
SPE320 Nutrition and Health (External only) CO NUT502 Nutrition Across the Lifecycle CO
NUT504 Food, Society and the Environment CO NUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food Services (WIL) CO
Year 4
PHM526 Research Design CO NUT506 Nutrition and Disease CO
NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies CO NUT505 Public Health Nutrition (External only) CO
NUT507 Nutrition Communication (WIL) CO NUT802 Research Project in Nutrition (20 cp) CO
NUT601 Nutrition in Practice CO

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

 

Legend: CO = Core Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion (External only) CO
    SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
    SWK102 Communication Skills CO
    HSC112  Basics of Epidemiology CO
Year 2
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI182 Microbiology and Immunology (replaces SBI173 from 2021) CO
PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A CO HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health (External only) CO
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies CO HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management CO
SCH104 Introductory Chemistry A CO HSC318 Rural and Remote Health CO
Year 3
SBI150 Cellular Biology (replaces MLS245 from 2021) CO SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
HSC220 Society, Culture and Health: A Sociological Introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021) CO NUT501 Principles of Nutrition Science CO
SPE320 Nutrition and Health (External only) CO NUT502 Nutrition Across the Lifecycle CO
MAN204 Project Management CO NUT503 Food Science, Technology and Food Services CO
Year 4
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health  CO NUT505 Public Health Nutrition CO
PHM301 Exploring Public Health CO NUT506 Nutrition and Disease CO
PHM526 Research DesignNUT506 Nutrition and Disease CO NUT802 Research Project in Nutrition (20 cp) CO
SWK312 Social Research Methods CO
Year 5
NUT504 Food, Society and the Environment CO

 

 
NUT507 Nutrition Communication CO    
NUT508 Nutrition Assessment and Dietary Methodologies CO    
NUT601 Nutrition in Practice CO    

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Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2021 is AUD $30,240.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for all domestic applicants

 

 

SATAC

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

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Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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