The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
77.30
89.85 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code

483650
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Fees

$33,645 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12339
CRICOS code: 001131C

Program handbook

Description

This program develops problem-solving and communication skills with studies in food, nutrition and dietetics, basic and applied sciences and social sciences. The final year of study offers a variety of electives according to your area of interest and is offered using distance education processes to accommodate practice placements. The program is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia; graduates are eligible to be Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD).


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of the theoretical basis of food and nutrition sciences, social and behavioural sciences, and the medical nutrition therapy, public health nutrition and food service management domains of practice to provide safe and effective practice (Scholarly approach).
  • Demonstrated specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes to assess, manage and evaluate the nutritional needs of individuals, groups and populations in a variety of settings (Comprehensive expertise).
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, a flexible, evidence-based approach to practice and ability to identify and analyse complex problems to develop innovative solutions (Research adept).
  • Demonstrated high level and effective verbal, non-verbal, academic and/or professional writing skills communication skills at an individual and a population level (a skilled Communicator).
  • Demonstrated a commitment to ethical action and social responsibility, including advocacy for patients, the community and the Nutrition and Dietetics profession (an Advocate).

Details

Information correct as at26 Jun 2019 3:20 AM
Program code12339
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face - Year 4 - practical experience and online distance education
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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Recommended studiesHSC Chemistry.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  2. School of Humanities and Social Science
  3. School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  4. School of Health Sciences
  5. School of Medicine and Public Health
  6. School of Psychology
  7. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  8. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code001131C

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.

During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Find out if you are eligible.

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on your Selection Rank 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.

All International Students:

Apply directly to International Admissions. International applicants must satisfy an English Language proficiency requirement.

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

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

The IELTS requirement for admission to this program is 7.0 with no sub-test less than 7.0  Please be aware that the current standard English language competency for registration as a practitioner in your discipline in most states of Australia is IELTS 7.0.


Credit transfer

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 the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Please note that time restrictions apply to the granting of credit to this program.


Compulsory program requirements

Professional practice is an essential component and students will complete supervised professional practice in a variety of hospitals, community health centres, and business and food service settings across NSW. Professional practice commences in the second year of the program, which is earlier than many of the other dietetics programs throughout Australia. Travel and accommodation for placements are at the students' expense. To comply with credentialing requirements, successful completion of nominated courses that underpin professional practice must be completed prior to commencing professional practice placements.

Post-admission requirements

Compulsory program requirements - Review of progress

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

NUDI2110 - Community Nutrition Practice

NUDI3220 - Clinical Nutrition 1

NUDI3230 - Clinical Nutrition 2

NUDI3240 - Dietetic Practice

NUDI3250 - Nutrition Education Programs

NUDI3300 - Food and Nutrition Service Management

NUDI3310 - Public Health Nutrition

NUDI4233A - Community and Foodservice Professional Practice Part A

NUDI4233B - Community and Foodservice Professional Practice B

NUDI4245A - Clinical Professional Practice in Dietetics A

NUDI4245B - Clinical Professional Practice in Dietetics B


Professional recognition

Dietitians Association of Australia

The program is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia; Students who complete this course are eligible to apply for the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) credential.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) 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 Graded honours program in year 4. The first 2 years of the program have a prescribed structure. In years 3 and 4 students have some choice in tailoring their program. The fourth year of the program is delivered by distance to accommodate practice placements . Note: Students in the Graded Honours Stream will need to enrol in HLSC4310A and HLSC4310B. Students in the ungraded Honours stream will select 20 units of elective courses.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC1000Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
HLSC1220Food Science 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1403Biomedical Science Part 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS1404Biomedical Science Part 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
NUDI1000Fundamentals in Nutrition 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PUBH1080Studies in Population Health and Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS2206Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2207Human Metabolic and Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2503Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2505Human Pathophysiology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
NUDI2110Community Nutrition Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI2200Nutrition 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI2220Food Science 2
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3280Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI3220Clinical Nutrition 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI3230Clinical Nutrition 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI3240Dietetic Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI3250Nutrition Education Programs
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI3300Food and Nutrition Service Management
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI3310Public Health Nutrition
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC4120Research Methodology and Design
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NUDI4233ACommunity and Foodservice Professional Practice Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI4233BCommunity and Foodservice Professional Practice B
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI4245AClinical Professional Practice in Dietetics A
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI4245BClinical Professional Practice in Dietetics B
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI4290Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses

Students must complete 10 units from the directed course list below to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HLSC1243Foundations of Strong Families--Capable Communities
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2440Aboriginal Health Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR2450Aboriginal Health PracticesNot currently offered10 units
HLSC2241Family and community engagement: an introduction
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
HLSC2242Working with Men and Boys in Human Services
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC2505Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA3350The Sociology of FoodNot currently offered10 units
NUDI4270Sports Nutrition
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NUDI4280Independent Professional Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units

Graded Honours or Electives Option

Choose either HLSC4310A and HLSC4310B for Graded Honours, or 20 units of electives for Ungraded Honours to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HLSC4310AResearch Project A
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC4310BResearch Project B
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units

Graded Honours or Electives Option

Choose either HLSC4310A and HLSC4310B for Graded Honours, or 20 units of electives for Ungraded Honours to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HLSC4310AResearch Project A
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC4310BResearch Project B
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Honours

All students who complete the requirements of the program will be eligible for Ungraded Honours. High performing students (minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5 at the end of Year 3) may be selected for admission into a Graded Honours stream. Positions within the Graded Honours stream are limited and entry is not guaranteed. Students selected into the Graded Honours stream are required to successfully complete 20 units of research courses as detailed in the Program Plan. The criteria for the determination of class of Honours are detailed in the Bachelor Honours policy [000990] section 5.2.2. Enquiries concerning eligibility for Graded Honours should be directed to the Program Convenor.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.


International students

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.