Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Dietetics Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

The Master of Dietetics Studies is focused on dietetics only.

Applicants must have an approved degree and have completed tertiary studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics (see additional application information).

Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Email: hmns@enquire.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6240

Web: http://www.hmns.uq.edu.au

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Dietetics Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

The Master of Dietetics Studies is focused on dietetics only.

Applicants must have an approved degree and have completed tertiary studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics (see additional application information).

Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity.

CRICOS Code: 065374K

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.hmns.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Dietetics Studies?

This program will prepare you for eligibility as an Accredited Practising Dietitian with the Dietitians Association of Australia. There is a growing demand for qualified dietitians in both Australia and overseas due to an increasing awareness of the importance of food and nutrition in health and disease prevention. You also develop the skills and knowledge to help people understand food and health relationships, enabling them to make better food choices to get the most out of their lifestyles.

What you can study

This program is designed for students with a background in nutrition science, public health nutrition, biochemistry, physiology and statistics. During your studies you will develop practical skills and knowledge in how to apply the art and science of human nutrition in the prevention and treatment of medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity and infectious diseases.

Choose from a diverse range of courses and explore advanced topics and practices in dietetics and nutrition, such as mental health, rural health, paediatrics and private practice. If research is your passion, you can pursue this in your final semester and complete an innovative project alongside leading international researchers. You will also have the potential to contribute to the published scientific literature.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Dietetics Studies.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

You will undertake approximately 850 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals, community nutrition units, aged care facilities and other public and private organisations. During placements, you will have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your clinical skills in real life settings.

On campus you will gain practical, hands-on experience in UQ's modern dietetics demonstration space. Here you will learn about novel and functional foods, meals and recipes, how to cook nutritionally modified meals and deliver community cooking demonstrations.

Clinical placements commence in semester two of the program. During the third and final semester you will undertake your final two major clinical placements.

Clinical placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area where you will be required to fund your travel, accommodation and daily expenses.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

The Master of Dietetics Studies is focused on dietetics only.

Applicants must have an approved degree and have completed tertiary studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics (see additional application information).

Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity.

Additional application information

Prior approved studies must include:

PrerequisiteUnitsUQ equivalent course(s)
Public health nutrition at 2000 level or higher4NUTR3011 & NUTR3012
Nutrition at 2000 level or higher4NUTR2101 & NUTR3201
Human Physiology/Biology (incl. 4 units in human physiology) at 2000 level or higher

(4 semester sequence in anatomy/physiology must be demonstrated)

8[(BIOM1000 + ANAT1000) or (BIOL1020 + BIOL1040) or (BIOM1050 + (PHYL1007 or ANAT1005))] + [BIOM2012 or BIOM2015] + [BIOM2011 or PHYL2730]
Research methods (including statistical component)2HMST3846
Behavioural science2PSYC1030
Food sciences in commodities2FOOD2000 or CHEM2003
Chemistry/Biochemistry (incl. 4 units in biochemistry) at 2000 level or higher

(4 semester sequence in biochemistry must be demonstrated)

8[CHEM1010 or CHEM1090 or CHEM1100] + [CHEM1020 or CHEM1021 or CHEM1022 or CHEM1200 or CHEM1221 or CHEM1222] + BIOC2000 + [BIOL3230 or BIOC3006]

Domestic students in the MDietSt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

The Master of Dietetics Studies is focused on dietetics only.

Applicants must have an approved degree and have completed tertiary studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics (see additional application information).

Entry is competitive based on GPA with a limited intake capacity.

Additional application requirements

Prior approved studies must include:

PrerequisiteUnitsUQ equivalent course(s)
Public health nutrition at 2000 level or higher4NUTR3011 & NUTR3012
Nutrition at 2000 level or higher4NUTR2101 & NUTR3201
Physiology at 2000 level or higher4[BIOM2012 or BIOM2015] + [BIOM2011 or PHYL2730]
Research methods (including statistical component)2HMST3846
Behavioural science2PSYC1030
Food sciences in commodities2FOOD2000 or CHEM2003
Chemistry/biochemistry (including 4 units in biochemistry) at 2000 level or higher 8[CHEM1010 or CHEM1090 or CHEM1100] + [CHEM1020 or CHEM1021 or CHEM1022 or CHEM1200 or CHEM1221 or CHEM1222] + BIOC2000 + [BIOL3230 or BIOC3006]

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of the program or a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 065374K

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Master of Dietetics Studies

Careers

On graduation from this program you will be well positioned to take up employment in a variety of roles including work as a:

  • hospital dietitian
  • community nutritionist
  • public health nutritionist
  • sports dietitian
  • food industry dietitian
  • researcher
  • private practitioner in dietetics
  • food service administration

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Dietitians Association Of Australia

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Dietetics Studies

To complete the Master of Dietetics Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #24 from the MDietSt course list. Refer to the program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Dietetics Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Dietetics Studies