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Nutritional Science

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
Duration
30500 AUD/year
21800 AUD/year
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Learn more about human physiology, biochemistry and how nutrition affects the human body from a social, biochemical, disease and life cycle-oriented context with a Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science from University of Canberra.

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Overview

UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

Please refer to our website for detailed info regarding availability/conditions etc.

In this course, you will study a diverse range of subjects that will give you a deeper understanding of human nutrition while offering a clearer understanding of what health-related study options are available to you moving forward. This course is perfect for students from a broader health science background looking to specialise in nutrition science, or those looking at entering the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program and need additional pre-requisites to gain access.

This course also offers an alternative exit pathway for students who commence the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics but due to lifestyle or career changes, choose not to complete the degree. Get a taste for nutrition science. Register for the UC Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition course today.

Study a Graduate Diploma in Nutritional Science from University of Canberra and you will:

  • develop knowledge, skills, and attitude to examine health within the framework of nutrition
  • understand the application of food in a social, pathophysiological and biochemical health context
  • cultivate critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and apply evidence-based approaches to address a nutrition-related health issue
  • demonstrate expert communication skills to transfer complex nutrition knowledge to a variety of audience
  • develop autonomy and self-direction in progressing your learning and professional development
  • gain the necessary scientific background and specific knowledge and skills to address concepts and opinions relating to human nutrition
  • identify the links between diet, health, and disease at different life stages
  • discuss ways to improve the delivery of nutritional information.

Career Opportunities

A graduate diploma in nutritional science is a foundation course that opens a variety of future career and study options for students. Successful completion of this course will allow students to either progress to further study or move into any one of the following career pathways:

  • nutritionists
  • health promotion officers
  • project Officer or Research Officers
  • nutrition consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry 
  • Human Biochemistry 
  • Food Science 
  • Nutrition Across the Lifecycle 
  • Nutrition and Disease 
  • Nutritional Science 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

24 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • a completed bachelor degree in science, or a related discipline,
  • two degree level units in chemistry,
  • two degree level units in human biology and human physiology.
CRICOS Code: 072530M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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