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Monash University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Dietetics

Are you passionate about health and nutrition and helping others to understand the relationship between them? The Master of Dietetics will enable you to pursue your dream of becoming a dietitian, with the opportunity to become accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

In this postgraduate course, you will develop the professional and personal qualities required for dietetic practice in a variety of workplace settings. On-campus studies are combined with supervised professional practice placement providing opportunities for you to gain knowledge and skills in clinical practice; an understanding of population health food service, community nutrition, and public health nutrition and management experience. Professional practice placements may be in an urban or rural setting.

The Master of Dietetics includes studies in:

  • Personal development and professional practice
  • Determinants and influences of public health and nutrition
  • Nutrition fundamentals of health and disease
  • Food: From science to systems.

You will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice and develop research skills and knowledge relevant to nutrition and dietetic practice underpinning each of the four core areas of the program.

Campus Information

Clayton

Clayton campus has around 26,000 students and is the largest of all eight campuses. It is located 20km south-east of Melbourne.

Intakes

  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

offer letter
10 Days
Payment
Days
Confirmation from the University
15 Days
Visa Processing
20 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Current job opportunities 

Lecturer (School of Psychology) -   

In this role, you will be closely involved in the clinical supervision of Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) candidates on placement at the Monash Psychology Centre (MPC) and involved in the administration of external placements, including facilitation of mid-placement reviews. You will also contribute to clinical teaching in the Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) program, including assessment in the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations.

You will also be expected to bring your clinical experience and passion for training the next generation of clinical psychologists at Monash University. You will be centrally involved in the delivery of the Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical) program, support the operation of specialty clinics at MPC, and be a valued contributor to the clinical team. The opportunity to see clients within the MPC to maintain active clinical practice and access to peer supervision networks at the MPC will also be available.

Coursework Scholarships Manager - 

The Coursework Scholarships Manager plays a key role in managing all aspects of coursework scholarship administration within Student and Education Business Services to ensure the alignment of policies and institutional strategic goals.
In this role, you will be responsible for the coursework scholarship budget and targets, timely selection and accurate offering of scholarships, meeting reporting requirements, and implementing continuous process and system improvements. Your communication and negotiation expertise is required for stakeholder engagement and team leadership.

Executive Assistant (Australian Centre for Financial Studies) - 

The Monash Business School is seeking an Executive Assistant to join a highly motivated team within the Australian Centre for Financial Studies. ACFS is an independent research center that brings together industry, government, and academia to provide thought leadership on issues of concern for the financial sector and the broader community. Your expertise is required to provide a range of professional administrative support services to the Executive Director, Australian Centre for Financial Studies, and to the broader team.  

Research Fellow (Inflammatory Diseases) - 

A Research Fellow in this new project will be required to characterize and validate a glucocorticoid-induced transcriptional regulator as a potential alternative to glucocorticoids (steroids) for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
The project will identify gene targets of the regulator in mouse and human B lymphocytes using ChIP-seq and RNA-seq technology and will involve testing the ability of the regulator to ameliorate the behaviors of B cells that contribute to autoantibody-mediated autoimmune diseases.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 year Post Study Work Visa Opportunity

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications

Entry-level 1: 96 points to complete – Duration: 2 years full-time

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant area of study* with a credit (60%) average. The undergraduate degree must have been completed in the past 10 years unless you have been assessed as having work experience that the Faculty considers equivalent. A second food /nutrition subject at any level is desirable (e.g. food science, nutrition science, lifespan nutrition).

* Relevant areas of study include biomedical science, science, health sciences, nutrition, food science, and exercise science.

The undergraduate degree must include:

Chemistry/Biochemistry 4 units - Biochemistry content with Chemistry (equivalent to 25% of a year study load – 2 units) followed by Biochemistry (equivalent to a 25% year load – 2 units). This content must include fundamentals of molecular biology, macronutrient structure, function and metabolism, cellular metabolism, and regulation.

Human Biology & Human Physiology 4 units - Human Physiology content with Human Biology (equivalent to a 25% year study load – 2 units) followed by Human Physiology (25% of a year study load – 2 units) This content must include systemic human physiology including the eight body systems (immune, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and nervous systems)

Human Nutrition 1 unit - (equivalent to 12.5% of a year study load) This must include general principles of nutrition, essential nutrients (food sources, storage, and function of macronutrients and micronutrients), principles of energy balance and nutrient analysis of foods.

Research Methods 1 unit - (equivalent to 12.5% of a year study load). This should include fundamentals of study design, data collection methods, data analysis including basic statistics and epidemiology.

Entry-level 2: 72 points to complete – Duration: 1.5 years full-time

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Nutrition Science with a minimum credit average (60%). The undergraduate degree must have been completed in the past 10 years unless you have been assessed as having work experience that the Faculty considers equivalent.

The undergraduate degree must include:

Chemistry/Biochemistry 4 units - Biochemistry content with Chemistry (equivalent to 25% of a year study load – 2 units) followed by Biochemistry (equivalent to a 25% year load – 2 units). This content must include fundamentals of molecular biology, macronutrient structure, function and metabolism, cellular metabolism, and regulation.

Human Biology & Human Physiology 4 units - Human Physiology content with Human Biology (equivalent to a 25% year study load – 2 units) followed by Human Physiology (25% of a year study load – 2 units) This content must include systemic human physiology including the eight body systems (immune, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and nervous systems)

Human Nutrition 1 unit - (equivalent to 12.5% of a year study load) This must include general principles of nutrition, essential nutrients (food sources, storage, and function of macronutrients and micronutrients), principles of energy balance and nutrient analysis of foods.

Research Methods 1 unit - (equivalent to 12.5% of a year study load). This should include fundamentals of study design, data collection methods, data analysis including basic statistics and epidemiology.

In addition, your undergraduate Nutrition Science degree will need to be assessed as providing equivalent content and assessment as the Masters Semester 1 units which include nutrition and chronic disease, current public health nutrition practice, health education, and promotion, nutrition across the lifespan, food regulation in Australia, cultural competency and professional development as a dietitian. See unit outlines in the Handbook for further detail.

  • Course Code: 084910M
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 91000 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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