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MG-DIETS

Dietetics

Masters by coursework (graduate entry)

Learn to educate individuals and groups in medical nutrition therapy and public health nutrition programs.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Dietetics
  • Duration

    Duration

    2 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    400
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    079872K
Course outline

Outline

Outline

Dietetics involves the study of those medical aspects of disease which have a dietary component in prevention or treatment. It is concerned with the science and art of providing medical nutrition therapy and public health nutrition programs for individuals and groups differing widely in economic, social, psychological and physiological conditions.

In this course you will study a range of specialised topics in medical nutrition therapy, counselling and food service, and undertake placement units in a range of settings such as hospital, community, aged care and food service. You will also complete an independent research project in an area relevant to nutrition and dietetics.

This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

What jobs can the Dietetics course lead to?

You may find employment as a member of a health team in hospitals, community or public health, food service, the food industry, sporting groups, research teams and private practice. Dietitians also work in food service and the food industry, research teams and private practice. 

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge in key areas of nutrition; integrate research principles into practice and extend knowledge of food and nutrition issues
  • critically review literature and reflect on issues to generate innovative solutions for issues arising in human nutrition.
  • appraise a range of data for assessing health status of individuals, groups and populations to inform future outcomes
  • collaborate with clients, carers and health care teams; document appropriately to the discipline
  • critique and apply appropriate technologies used in food and nutrition programs
  • articulate reflective practice in the acquisition of knowledge and skills related to own dietetic practice and career development
  • apply global perspective to nutrition causes and treatment of chronic diseases
  • demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in local and international contexts; recognise the importance of communicating in a culturally respectful way
  • establish and maintain ethical and professional practices in the workplace; develop collaborative relationships and networks to advocate for individuals, groups and the profession; demonstrate professional leadership and practices to promote nutrition.

Professional recognition

This course is fully accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

An equivalent undergraduate degree needs to meet the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) requirements for entry to a graduate entry master. These requirements specify that 50 per cent of each of the first and second years of undergraduate study must comprise bioscience, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry, as outlined in the Manual for Accreditation of Dietetic Education Programs.

The course entry is competitive and a high course weighted average (CWA) is required. 

You will also need to have completed the equivalent of 100 credit points of undergraduate nutrition at second- and third-year level. You are not eligible to enter this program if you have a dietetic qualification that can be considered by the DAA for recognition of overseas skills. 

If you are eligible, you will be required to submit supplementary information, including a personal statement regarding attributes that are essential for dietetic practitioners, particularly communication skills. All applications are reviewed by a selection panel and shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of the application assessment.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

7.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

7.0

Overall band score

7.0

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for a Master of Dietetics (MG-DIETS) at Curtin.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MG-DIETS
  • CRICOS code: 079872K
  • Last updated on: 14 June 2024

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