Taught course

Master of Dietetics Studies

Institution
University of Queensland · Health and Behavioural Sciences
Qualifications
(MDietSt)

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Months of entry

February

Course content

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.

Information for international students

http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/english-language-requirements http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/student-visas http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/application-instructions http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/svp http://www.immi.gov.au/Study/Pages/student-visa-assessment-levels.aspx

Fees and funding

International students
AU$ 38580

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._

Qualification and course duration

(MDietSt)

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
UQ International
Email
study@uq.edu.au
Phone
+61 3 8676 7004