Taught course

Human Nutrition

Institution
University of Otago · Division of Sciences
Qualifications
PGDipSci

Entry requirements

A postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.

If your first language is not English you need to meet our English language requirements as follows: IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); we also accept a number of other English language tests. Due to COVID-19, we currently accept Duolingo English Test (DET), IELTS Indicator Test, and TOEFL iBT Special home Edition.

Don’t meet the English language requirements? The University of Otago Language Centre English for Otago programme offers a pathway for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to meet the English language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is a one-year programme which builds on an undergraduate science degree. The diploma encompasses both papers and a research topic, and can be taken full-time. It provides entry to the Master of Science (MSc) degree by thesis only.

Human nutrition is the study of how the foods we eat impact on our growth and development, disease risk, and physical performance.

It is the energy, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals within these foods that influence our health. Nutrition impacts on the health of individuals and populations, here in New Zealand and worldwide, from birth to old age. You will learn about the nutrients within foods, their importance for health as well as the cultural and social influences on our diet. We all eat, and what we eat impacts on our health and well-being.

Papers

  • HUNT 441 Research Methods
  • HUNT 452 Nutrition and Human Health
  • HUNT 453 Topics in Behavioural and Applied Nutrition
  • HUNT 454 Nutritional Biostatistics

and two papers from:

  • HUNT 445 Applications in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • HUNT 455 Advanced Topics in Human Nutrition
  • HUNT 485 Research Project
  • NUTN 407 Advanced Sports Nutrition
  • or another approved 400-level papers

or

  • HUNT 490 Dissertation
  • HUNT 454 Nutritional Biostatistics

and two papers from:

  • HUNT 441 Research Methods
  • HUNT 445 Applications in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • HUNT 452 Nutrition and Human Health
  • HUNT 453 Topics in Behavioural and Applied Nutrition

Structure of the Programme

  • Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject concerned as set out above.
  • With the permission of the Heads of the Departments concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
  • Any required research report must be submitted no later than 1 November.

Information for international students

Otago offers students an unrivalled campus experience and a vibrant, social student culture. The majority of Otago’s 21,000 students live, work and play in Dunedin - New Zealand’s only true university city. Otago is home to over 3,000 students, from over 100 countries.

Fees and funding

International students
NZ $35,798

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDipSci
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
AskOtago
Email
university@otago.ac.nz