Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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.

Please note: applicants are encouraged to seek assistance from HMNS staff about prerequisite studies and should provide full academic transcripts by emailing hmns@uq.edu.au.

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 2017 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@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6240

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

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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.

Please note: applicants are encouraged to seek assistance from HMNS staff about prerequisite studies and should provide full academic transcripts by emailing hmns@uq.edu.au.

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 2017 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.

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. 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.

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.

Placement courses

Students 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 their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

Students will commence their clinical placements in semester two of the program. During the third and final semester students will undertake their final two major clinical placements.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily.

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.

Please note: applicants are encouraged to seek assistance from HMNS staff about prerequisite studies and should provide full academic transcripts by emailing hmns@uq.edu.au.

Additional application information

Prior approved studies must include:

  • 4 units in EACH of public health nutrition (UQ Courses = NUTR3011 & NUTR3012) and nutrition science (UQ Courses = NUTR2101 & NUTR3201) at 2000 level or higher
  • 4 units 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 (UQ Courses = [BIOM2012 or BIOM2015] + [BIOM2011 or PHYL2730])
  • 2 units in EACH of research methods (including statistical component) (UQ course = HMST3846), behavioural science (UQ course = PSYC1030 or equivalent) and food sciences of commodities (UQ course = FOOD2000)
  • 8 units in chemistry/biochemistry including 4 units of biochemistry at 2000 level or higher (UQ courses = [CHEM1090 or CHEM1010 or CHEM1100] + [CHEM1020 or CHEM1200 or CHEM1021 or CHEM1221 or CHEM1022 or CHEM1222] + BIOC2000 + [BIOL3230 or BIOC3006])

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

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

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card.

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.

Please note: applicants are encouraged to seek assistance from HMNS staff about prerequisite studies and should provide full academic transcripts by emailing hmns@uq.edu.au.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

Prior approved studies must include:

  • 4 units in EACH of public health nutrition (UQ Courses = NUTR3011 + NUTR3012) and nutrition science (UQ Courses = NUTR2101 + NUTR3201) at 2000 level or higher
  • 4 units 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 (UQ Courses = [BIOM2012 or BIOM2015] + [BIOM2011 or PHYL2730])
  • 2 units in EACH of research methods including statistical component (UQ course = HMST3846), behavioural science (UQ course = PSYC1030 or equivalent) and food sciences of commodities (UQ course = FOOD2000)
  • 8 units in chemistry/biochemistry including 4 units of biochemistry at 2000 level or higher (UQ courses = [CHEM1090 or CHEM1010 or CHEM1100] + [CHEM1020 or CHEM1200 or CHEM1021 or CHEM1221 or CHEM1022 or CHEM1222] + BIOC2000 + [BIOL3230 or BIOC3006])

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

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases, as outlined further in the School's immunisation schedule.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card.

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 2017 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 2017 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 professional bodies:

  • Dietitians Association of Australia

Accreditation body

  • 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.

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