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Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics


The Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics course emphasises professional development and provides students with opportunities to gain clinical and health promotion skills through placements in hospitals, community health centres and the department’s Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Centre.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

Domestic School Leavers are assumed to have completed any two units of English, plus four units of Science and/or Maths.International students are required to have achieved an IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum) for reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Course Requirements

Students will need to achieve a minimum of credit average across the full two years of their program to be permitted to continue into the third and fourth years of this degree. Students failing to achieve this grade will be transferred to the BSc (Nutrition) degree program.

Course Program

Year 1   Credit Points
MGMT110 Introduction to Management and Employment Relations 6
BMS103 Human Growth, Nutrition and Exercise 6
CHEM101 Chemistry 1A: Physical and General Chemistry (or CHEM104) 6
BMS112 Human Physiology I: Principles and Systems 6
BIOL103 Molecules, Cells and Organisms 6
CHEM102 Chemistry 1B: Organic and Physical Chemistry (or CHEM105) 6
STAT151 Introduction to the Concept and Practice of Statistics 6
PSYC101 Introduction to Behavioural Science 6
SOC103* Sociology A: Aspects of Australian Society 6
Year 2    
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry 6
BMS202 Human Physiology II: Control Mechanisms 6
CHEM215 Food Chemistry 6
POP202 Promoting Healthy Lifestyles 6
POP222 Current Issues in Food and Nutrition 6
BIOL214 Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism 6
BMS210 Management and Assessment of Diet and Activity 6
Plus a further 6 credit points from:
BMS204 Introduction to Pathophysiology 6
POP203 Health Policy 6
POP204 Epidemiology 6
or other approved subjects  
Year 3    
BMS311 Nutrients and Metabolism 8
BMS310 Community and Public Health Nutrition 8
BMS312 Research in Human Nutrition 8
PHIL380 Bioethics 8
BMS304# Research Topics in Nutrition and Dietetics 16
Year 4    
BND433 Communication in Healthcare Practice 8
BND434 Dietetics 8
BND435 Food Services and Dietetics Management 8
BND437 Practical Studies in Nutrition and Dietetics 24

* suggested elective subjects for a 'public health' emphasis to the degree program.

# Students who undertake BMS304 would also be able to undertake population health nutrition projects.

Students should consult the Department about the requirements for Honours.

Professional Recognition
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Dieticians Association of Australia and professional recognition as a Dietician/Nutritionist.

Other Information
See section on Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Diseases at the end of this chapter.


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