unisa logo

Start date
February

Campus
City East

Duration
2 year(s) full-time

Program Code
IMDT

Fees
2012: AUD$ 26,500 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [7.0]
  • IELTS reading [7.0]
  • IELTS writing [7.0]
  • IELTS speaking [7.0]
  • IELTS listening [7.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
See full entry requirements

CRICOS Code
071954F

Aim

The Master of Dietetics program provides thorough theoretical and practical skills on core topics to enable graduates to meet the formal requirements for entry to the profession, as determined by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Graduates are expected to be eligible for membership of DAA and to participate in the Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs) Program for employment as an accredited practising dietitian in all states and territories of Australia.

Content & Structure

The study and clinical experience focuses on nutrition and disease, communication and nutrition application in the community and public health, translating nutrition into food practice, management in dietetics and food service, research and evaluation in dietetics and evidence based practice. Fully supervised clinical training placements in hospitals, public health and community settings enable students to develop the competency standards required while experiencing a diverse range of metropolitan, rural and remote health settings.

What courses you'll study

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Nutrition and Food Science HLTH 5170 4.5
Sociology and Psychology of Nutrition Practice HLTH 5173 9
Contemporary Topics in Nutrition and Dietetics HLTH 5166 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Nutrition and Disease 1 HLTH 5167 4.5
Communication and Professional Practice HLTH 5158 4.5
Nutrition Application in Community and Public Health HLTH 5171 4.5
Translating Nutrition into Food Practice HLTH 5174 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Nutrition and Disease 2 HLTH 5168 4.5
Management in Dietetics and Food Service FOSC 5002 4.5
Research and Evaluation in Dietetic Practice HLTH 5172 4.5
Nutrition and Disease 3 HLTH 5169 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Clinical Dietetic Practice HLTH 5164 9
Community and Public Health Dietetic Practice HLTH 5165 4.5
Application of Dietetic Practice in Food Service FOSC 5001 4.5

Program Director