The Dietetic Practice course offered at La Trobe University provides a background in individual case management, clinical dietetic practice, community and public health nutrition and food service management, with a focus on evidence-based practice in nutrition and dietetics.
Dietitians have a key role in the nutrition management of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, malnutrition, food allergy and intolerance.
Dietitians are active in the prevention of many diseases and conditions through nutrition education, health promotion and advocacy.
They may work independently or as members of health care teams. Dietitians are also involved in research, food industry and health services management.
The course aims to prepare graduates for entry-level roles in all areas of dietetics, including patient/client care in hospitals, private practice, community nutrition and public health and food service.
Dietitians also work in a range of other fields including research, teaching and training, management, writing, media, marketing, public relations and the food industry (including product development, food regulation, safety, consumer nutrition education and nutrition marketing).
Students in this course will acquire and apply knowledge of food, food science and nutrition, develop practical skills of dietetic management of health and disease and develop skills in research and evidence- based practice in dietetics.
Graduates may find work in all areas of dietetics, including patient/client care in hospitals, private practice, sports associations, community nutrition, and public health and food service companies. Dietitians also work in research, teaching and training, management, writing, media, marketing and public relations.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Food Science and Food Skills
- Lifespan Nutrition
- Dietetic Practice Skills
- Community and Public Health Nutrition
- Epidemiology and Research Skills
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- 24 months
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La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.
DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics Health Sciences View 369 other Masters in Health Sciences in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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Subject prerequisites in the Bachelor's degree or postgraduate course, or taken as single subject (non-award) studies are: Two full semester subjects of human biology at first year tertiary level followed by two full semester subjects of human physiology at second year tertiary level or higher.
Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree in a health or science related area, completed within the last five years with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience).
7.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 7.0.
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International44600 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 44600 AUD per year during 24 months.
National40600 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40600 AUD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Melbourne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.