Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Abbreviation:

BNutrDiet

Home Faculty:

Health and Behavioural Sciences

Duration:

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

192

Delivery Mode:

On-campus

Starting Session(s):

Autumn

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

865

UAC Code:

757647

CRICOS Code:

026811F

Overview

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 food companies.

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. Students who do not have Yr 12 Chemistry are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course offered at UOW in February each year prior to commencing studies.

External transfer into the course after Year 1 is approved only under exceptional circumstances, and where the applicant achieved a high Yr 12 result and subsequently maintained a minimum credit average at university in a science-based degree.

International students are required to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.5 in all bands of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Course Requirements

The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics requires the successful completion of 196 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.

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

This course includes a compulsory clinical placement. In order to attend clinical placements, students must meet NSW Health Department requirements in regard to Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Disease. For further information on Criminal Record Checks and Infectious Diseases please see the Additional Information Section.

Subject Code

Subject Name

Session

Credit Points

Year 1

CHEM101

Chemistry 1A

Autumn

6

PSYC101

Or PSYC121

Or SOC 103

Introduction to Behavioural Science

Foundations of Psychology A

Introduction to Sociology

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn

6

6

6

SHS 110

Human Growth, Nutrition and Exercise

Autumn

6

SHS 111

Anatomy and Physiology I

Autumn

6

BIOL103

Molecules, Cells and Organisms

Spring

6

CHEM102

Chemistry 1B

Spring

6

SHS 112

Anatomy and Physiology II

Spring

6

SHS 150

Fundamental Concepts in Food and Nutrition

Spring

6

Year 2

BIOL213

Principles of Biochemistry

Autumn

6

CHEM215

Food Chemistry

Autumn

6

SHS 211

Human Physiology II: Control Mechanisms

Autumn

6

SHS 231

Health Promotion

Autumn

6

STAT251

Fundamentals of Biostatistics

Not offered in 2010

6

BIOL214

The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism

Spring

6

SHS 250

Measurement and Assessment of Diet and Activity

Spring

6

Plus 6cp chosen from:

PSYC116

Psychology of Physical Activity and Health

Spring

6

PSYC122

Foundations of Psychology B

Spring

6

SHS 212

Introduction to Pathophysiology

Spring

6

SHS 355

Nutrition and Food Innovation II

Spring

6

Or other approved subjects

Year 3

SHS 351

Nutrients and Metabolism

Autumn

8

SHS 352

Research in Human Nutrition

Autumn

8

SHS 353

Community and Public Health Nutrition

Autumn

8

DIET450

Dietetics 1

Spring

8

DIET455

Research Project in Nutrition and Dietetics

Spring

16

Year 4

DIET451

Dietetics 2

Autumn

8

DIET452

Communication in Health Care Practice

Autumn

8

DIET456

Food Services and Dietetics Management

Autumn

8

DIET454

Practical Studies in Nutrition and Dietetics

Spring

24

Honours

Students should consult the School of Health Sciences about the requirements for Honours.

Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia, and professional recognition as a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

Further Information

Dr Karen Walton
Course Coordinator
+61 2 4221 5197
karen_walton@uow.edu.au