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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Nutrition

2022

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 is a combined course that qualifies you to pursue a diverse career in health, focusing on how food and nutrition impacts health across individuals, families, communities and industry.

CDU's Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Nutrition will prepare you for roles in a wide range of roles in food research, dietetic studies, food and health policy, or individual or community nutrition strategies and public health.

You'll study mostly online, and complete 100 days of work-integrated learning during supported, relevant practical projects in food service, nutrition communication,a nutrition project and research.

You'll graduate with both an undergraduate and a postgraduate qualification, ready to work in nutrition-focused roles in food and nutrition policy, food industry, community health organisations, acute care settings, or in public health and health promotion.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students are encouraged to apply. CDU's Indigenous Student Support services are on hand to support you through your degree.

This course offers international study opportunities and welcomes international students with a dedicated academic to provide support to international students.

Professional recognition

As a Bachelor of Health Science/ Master of Nutrition graduate you will be eligible to register with the Nutrition Society of Australia as a Registered Nutritionist. You may also apply for for membership with the Australian Health Promotion Association and the Public Health Association of 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.

  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    7 88.0
    B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
    C. Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/P
    D. Recent secondary education
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

    <5 N/P
    International students <5 N/P
    All students 8 101.0

    Notes
    "<5" - the number of students is less than 5
    N/A - Students not accepted in this category
    N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

  • 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 Certificate IV 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 147.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program or the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses or other recognised tertiary preparation course of at least 12 months duration.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Additional admission requirements

English language requirements.
All applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency.

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

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2021

ATAR based offers only ATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Median rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Highest rank to receive an offer <5 <5

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

Course structure

This course is delivered in both internal and external modes and incorporates 100 days of work-integrated learning during the final 3 semesters, which are supported by CDU academics. There are unique project opportunities in the Northern Territory's local, rural and remote areas as well as flexible options to complete projects in other locations.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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)
 NUT602 Nutrition Research Project (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


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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 NUT602 Nutrition Research Project (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 Design CO NUT602 Nutrition Research Project (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.

2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

UAC

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.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

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

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