Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

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. Candidates must have an approved degree and have completed minimum studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics. Entry is competitive based on GPA. The minimum GPA required for entry in 2013 was 5.0; 2014 was 4.65. Please see: How to apply - Additional application information.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 22560

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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Closing Date

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

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Enquiries for Australian students

School of Human Movement Studies

Email: student.enquiries@hms.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6240

http://www.hms.uq.edu.au

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

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. Candidates must have an approved degree and have completed minimum studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics. Entry is competitive based on GPA. The minimum GPA required for entry in 2013 was 5.0; 2014 was 4.65. Please see: How to apply - Additional application information.

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

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 38580

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

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

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

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

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

http://www.hms.uq.edu.au

Why study the Master of Dietetics Studies?

UQ's Master of Dietetics Studies prepares students for eligibility as an accredited practicing dietitian (APD) 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 that food and nutrition has in health and disease prevention. This program provides students with the 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. Students 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. This program offers students an extensive practical component where students commence case-based learning in a health care facility early on in their studies. Students also benefit from external visits to hospitals and community nutrition units. This program offers a diverse range of courses which explore advanced topics and practices in dietetics and nutrition. This program is designed for students with a background in nutrition, public health nutrition, biochemistry, physiology and statistics.

What you can study

Students will be allocated to a healthcare facility where they will be expected to attend several days each week. These may be in Brisbane, Ipswich or other locations. Students will be required to attend some classes at the UQ Ipswich campus.

Courses

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

Placement courses

Students are required to complete 760 hours of supervised placement throughout the duration of their program.

Students are generally placed at Ipswich, Brisbane, and southeast Queensland and are encouraged to explore the option of a rural placement. Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home base but they can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income over this period.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

The Master of Dietetics Studies is focused on dietetics only. Candidates must have an approved degree and have completed minimum studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics. Entry is competitive based on GPA. The minimum GPA required for entry in 2013 was 5.0; 2014 was 4.65. Please see: How to apply - Additional application information.

Additional application information

Prior approved studies must include:

  • #4 in EACH of public health nutrition (appropriate UQ Courses = NUTR3011 and NUTR3012) and nutrition science (appropriate UQ Courses = NUTR2101 and NUTR3201) at 2000 level or higher;
  • #4 of physiology at 2000 level or higher or equivalent. (This means that there needs to be a 4 semester sequence in anatomy/physiology). There are several pathways to the second level courses. Appropriate UQ Courses = [BIOM2012 or BIOM2015] + [BIOM2011 or PHYL2730];
  • #2 in EACH of research methods (including statistical component) (appropriate UQ course = PUBH2007 or STAT1201), behavioural science (appropriate UQ course = PSYC1030 or equivalent) and food sciences of commodities (appropriate UQ course = FOOD2000);
  • #8 in chemistry/biochemistry including #4 of biochemistry at 2000 level or higher. (appropriate UQ courses = [CHEM1090 or CHEM1010 or CHEM1100] + [CHEM1020 or CHEM1200 or CHEM1021 or CHEM1221 or CHEM1022 or CHEM1222] + BIOC2000 + [BIOL3230 or BIOC3006])

Students will be allocated to a healthcare facility where they will be expected to attend several days each week. These may be in Brisbane or Ipswich or other locations.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Apply online

Apply online to the Master of Dietetics Studies .

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. Candidates must have an approved degree and have completed minimum studies in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics. Entry is competitive based on GPA. The minimum GPA required for entry in 2013 was 5.0; 2014 was 4.65. Please see: How to apply - Additional application information.

Additional application requirements

Program is focused on dietetics only. Candidates must have an approved degree and have completed minimum studies in biochemistry, physiology & nutrition to meet the national standards accreditation requirements for dietetics. Studies in -

  • Public Health Nutrition at 2nd year or higher;
  • Nutrition Science at 2nd year or higher;
  • Physiology at second year level or higher inc human systems physiology. This means that there needs to be a 4 semester sequence in biology/anatomy/physiology;
  • Biochemistry at second level or higher. This means there needs to be a 4 semester sequence of chemistry/biochemistry;
  • Research methods and/or statistics;
  • Behavioural sciences such as psychology;
  • Studies in food science

Students will be allocated to a healthcare facility where they will be expected to attend several days each week. These may be in Brisbane, Ipswich or other locations. Entry is competitive based on GPA. The minimum GPA required for entry in 2013 was 5.0.

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 065374K

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

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 through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

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

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Domestic full-fee place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 22560

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 38580

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

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 professional bodies:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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.

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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