Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

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The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics is a four-year full-time degree. This program develops problem-solving and communication skills with studies in food, nutrition and dietetics, basic and applied sciences and social sciences. The final years of study offer a variety of electives according to your area of interest and is mostly off campus. Graduates are eligible to be Accredited Practising Dietitians.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

  • Previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.

International Students

International students currently undertaking:

* an Australian Year 12 in Australia

* an Australian Year 12 outside Australia

* an International Baccalaureat (IB) in Australia

Apply through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

All other International students:

Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English Language requirements.'

For admission into this program, International students must:

  • comply with the University of Newcastle's English Language Proficiency requirements
  • have completed the requirements for admission to a degree approved by the PVC
  • Faculty and University policies and procedures will be followed as required

Special selection procedures apply to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.


Selection Criteria (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Milestone:
  • National Police Certificate
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration
Additional Selection Criteria:
  • NSW Department of Health Vaccination card. Current Senior First Aid Certificate.


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

The degree uses as Embedded Plus Honours model. Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of year 3 will be invited to undertake the honours stream in year 4.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Professional practice is an essential component and students will complete supervised professional practice in a variety of hospitals, community health centres, business and food service settings across NSW and interstate, and rural placements will be mandatory. Travel and accommodation for placements are at the students' expense. To comply with credentialing requirements, successful completion of nominated courses that underpin practice must be completed prior to commencing practice placements.


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Your qualification will be recognised at a national and international level, graduates are eligible for Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) status as well as full membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia, the Public Health Association, Sports Medicine Australia, the Nutrition Society and other bodies.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Please be aware that the current standard English language competency for practising as a practitioner in your discipline in most states of Australia is IELTS 7.0.


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Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student¿s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Except with the permission of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, a candidate shall complete the program within six years of study from the date of commencement.


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Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics requires the completion of 320 units.

Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of year 3 will be invited to undertake the honours stream in year 4. The first 3 years of the program have a prescribed structure. In year 4 students have some choice in tailoring their program.


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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry ISemester 110 units
HLSC1000Transition to Health Sciences Education and PracticeSemester 110 units
HUBS1403Biomedical Science Part 1Semester 110 units
NUDI1000Fundamentals in Nutrition 1Semester 110 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry IISemester 210 units
HLSC1220Food Science 1Semester 210 units
HUBS1404Biomedical Science Part 2Semester 210 units
PUBH1080Studies in Population Health and Health PromotionSemester 210 units
Back to topYear 2 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
HUBS2206Human Biochemistry and Cell BiologySemester 110 units
HUBS2503Clinical Exercise PhysiologySemester 110 units
HUBS2505Human PathophysiologySemester 110 units
NUDI2220Food Science 2Semester 110 units
STAT1070Statistics for the SciencesSemester 210 units
HUBS2207Human Metabolic and Nutritional BiochemistrySemester 210 units
NUDI2110Community Nutrition Practice

Prior successful completion of HLSC1000, CHEM1020, HUBS2505, HUBS2206 & NUDI2220. Current National Police Certificate, Workcover First Aid Certificate and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 210 units
NUDI2200Nutrition 2Semester 210 units
Back to topYear 3 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
NUDI3220Clinical Nutrition 1

Prior successful completion of NUDI2110, NUDI2200, HUBS2206 and HUBS2207. Current National Police Certificate, Workcover Approved First Aid Certificate and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 110 units
NUDI3240Dietetic Practice

Concurrent enrolment with NUDI3220.

Semester 110 units
NUDI3310Public Health Nutrition

Prior successful completion of NUDI2110.

Semester 110 units
HLSC4120Research Methodology and DesignSemester 110 units
HUBS3280Nutritional BiochemistrySemester 210 units
NUDI3230Clinical Nutrition 2

Prior successful completion of NUDI3240. Current NPC, Workcover Approved First Aid Certificate and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 210 units
NUDI3250Nutrition Education Programs

Prior successful completion of NUDI3310. Current National Police Certificate, Workcover Approved First Aid Certificate and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 210 units
NUDI3300Food and Nutrition Service Management

Prior successful completion of NUDI2110.

Semester 210 units
Back to topYear 4 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
SOCA3350The Sociology of FoodSemester 110 units
NUDI4233ACommunity and Foodservice Professional Practice A

Prior successful completion of NUDI3310, NUDI3250, NUDI3300, NUDI3240, NUDI3230 amd NUDI3220. Current National Police Certificate and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 110 units
NUDI4245AClinical Professional Practice A

Prior successful completion of NUDI3310, NUDI3250, NUDI3300, NUDI3240, NUDI3230 amd NUDI3220. Current National Police Certificate and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 110 units
NUDI4290Paediatric Nutrition & DieteticsSemester 110 units
NUDI4233BCommunity and Foodservice Professional Practice B

Prior successful completion of NUDI3310, NUDI3250, NUDI3300, NUDI3240, NUDI3230 amd NUDI3220. Current National Police Certificate and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 210 units
NUDI4245BClinical Professional Practice B

Prior successful completion of NUDI3310, NUDI3250, NUDI3300, NUDI3240, NUDI3230 amd NUDI3220. Current National Police Certificate and NSW Health Immunisation Requirements.

Semester 210 units
Electives
Elective 1Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.Semester 210 units
Elective 2Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.Semester 210 units
Back to topHonours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements for Honours.
HLSC4310Research ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
20 units