The first year consists of coursework, lectures, tutorials and practicals, all of which are offered during the day only, and are held at the Camperdown Campus.
The timetable is comprised mostly of normal 9-5 business hours, though there may be some presentations outside these times (in the evening or on weekends.) The presentations are mostly held on the Camperdown Campus in the Charles Perkins Centre, but there may be special workshops at other venues, i.e. The Children’s Hospital Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
The second year of study will commence in late January for students on placement. One semester of second year is devoted to clinical training and the other semester is spent on a small research project. The dates for this program do not follow the undergraduate academic year.
During your placement semester, you will participate in 20 weeks of clinical, community and food service placement training. For the clinical dietetics placement, you are attached to two or more teaching hospitals and their associated centres, where you will be supervised by accredited practising dieticians. The majority of time is spent in the wards or outpatient departments of public hospitals. Six weeks are spent in the community gaining experience in community and public health dietetics and 10 days in food service administration. You may also elect to spend some placement time in the food industry.
During your research semester, you undertake a research project, which may be a small survey, laboratory work, supervised hospital project or a literature review. University and/or external supervisors guide you. The project may be based at the university, a hospital or in the community. You present your findings as both an oral presentation and a written report.
To qualify for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics, you must complete a prescribed program of 96 credit points (cp), including:
- 48 credit points of first year units of study; and
- 24 credit points being the dietetics training placement; and
- 24 credit points being the Nutrition Research Project
Study plan for Master of Nutrition and Dietetics:
Nutritional and Food Science
Dietary Intake & Nutritional Assessment
Dietetics Professional Studies
Methods in Nutrition Research
Food Service Management
Public Health and Community Nutrition
|Semester 1 or 2 (one subject each semester)
Dietetics Training Placement
Nutrition Research Project
Assessments include formal examinations, written assignments and grading of participation in group sessions, practicals and teaching clinics.