NUTRITION AND DIETETICS - 2015 PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION HUMAN NUTRITION DIETETICS HONOURS RESEARCH DEGREES

 
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS - 2015 PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION HUMAN NUTRITION DIETETICS HONOURS RESEARCH DEGREES
POSTGRADUATE
NUTRITION
AND DIETETICS
2015
                          Melbourne I Geelong I Warrnambool I Cloud (online)

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION
HUMAN NUTRITION
DIETETICS
HONOURS
RESEARCH DEGREES

NICOLE SMITH
Master of Dietetics, page 11.
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EXPLORE THE
WORLD OF
NUTRITION
AND DIETETICS
AT DEAKIN

   Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences is         Much of the school’s research is done in collaboration
   the only university department nationally, and one of         with the school’s partners, including the National
   only a few internationally, that is specifically focused on   Heart Foundation and Dairy Australia, and brings
   teaching and research, in both nutrition and physical         together expertise from a range of disciplines such as:
   activity. Our work is important as poor nutrition and         nutrition science, exercise science, behavioural science,
   inadequate physical activity are known to increase the        epidemiology (the science of the study of patterns,
   risk of a range of chronic health conditions, including       causes and effects of health and disease conditions
   heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity,        in defined populations), medicine and food policy.
   osteoporosis, cancer and depression, all of which are         We are passionate about research and enthusiastic
   common in developed countries such as Australia.              about supporting students to reach their full potential.
   Given this, and the fact that Australia has an ageing         Please read on to see what makes Deakin University
   population, the development of strategies to improve          such a vibrant and supportive place to study.
   nutrition and promote physical activity across the
   lifespan are important health priorities.                     Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford
                                                                 Head of School
   With increasing community awareness regarding                 School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
   the issues of nutrition and health, it is no surprise
   that there is growing demand for specialists in these
   fields. Our school provides a vibrant environment
   for learning about nutrition and exercise. We offer
   a variety of courses in exercise science, food and
   nutrition at undergraduate level; and human nutrition,
   public health nutrition, dietetics and clinical exercise
   physiology at postgraduate level. Graduates have
   established expertise and successful careers in a range
   of nutrition and exercise-related occupations in private,
   business and community settings.
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CONTENTS
WE’RE NOT ONLY
WORLDLY, WE’RE
WORLD-CLASS
Deakin University is proud to have
been awarded a QS five-star rating
for excellence in 2013.
This rating cements our
reputation as not only worldly,          2      Nutrition and dietetics coursework degrees
but world‑class in a broad range
                                                4    Nutrition
of areas, with cutting-edge facilities
and internationally renowned                    10   Dietetics
research and teaching.                          13   Related courses
QS provides a holistic view of a         15     Research in nutrition and dietetics
university’s qualities, by rating
                                         17     Study options and how to apply
universities against a broad range
of criteria, from the employability      21     Find out more
of graduates, to sports facilities
and community engagement.
Find out more about our QS
five‑star rating for excellence at
www.topuniversities.com/qs-stars.

                                         Using this booklet                                  Applying to Deakin is easy
                                         This booklet provides you with detailed             Once you have chosen the course you want
                                         information about Deakin’s postgraduate             to study, applying to study at Deakin is easy.
                                         courses in nutrition and dietetics (for domestic    You can apply online, track the progress
                                         students), including course overviews, course       of your application and accept your offer
                                         structures and career opportunities.                at deakin.edu.au/apply. For application
                                                                                             closing dates, please refer to page 18 or
                                         It is designed to be read in conjunction
                                                                                             visit deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply.
                                         with the 2015 Postgraduate Course Guide,
                                         which gives an overview of all of Deakin’s
                                         postgraduate courses, study options, support
                                                                                             Find out more
                                                                                             If you need more information, please
                                         services and campuses.
                                                                                             phone 1300 DEGREE (1300 334 733), email
                                         Detailed unit descriptions can be found             enquire@deakin.edu.au or visit deakin.edu.au.
                                         online at deakin.edu.au/courses.
                                                                                             You can also connect with us on social media,
                                         Deakin also produces course guides                  order other publications or visit us. Turn to
                                         specifically for international students.            page 21 for more information.
                                         To request a copy, please phone Deakin
                                         International on +61 3 9627 4877.

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NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
POSTGRADUATE
COURSEWORK
DEGREES
                                                                                      Years full time              Trimester intake               Indicative 2014
                                                                                       and campus                      options2                    annual fee FT1                Page
 Human nutrition
 Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition | H517                                     0.5 3                              T1        T2           $11 930                     5
 Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition | H511               4                             1 PT                          T1        T2 T3             $11 900                     6
 Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition | H616               4                                  1                            T1        T2 T3             $23 860                     6
 Master of Human Nutrition | H714 4                                                         1.5                           T1        T2 T3             $23 860                     8
 Dietetics
 Master of Dietetics | H718                                                                 1.5                                     T1                $23 840                     11
Information correct at July 2014. Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete course offerings and other information listed.
1 	Fees quoted are for Australian domestic students and should be used as a guide only. Fees are based on a typical enrolment in one year of full-time study. All fees quoted
    are for Fee-Paying Places, unless indicated CSP (Commonwealth Supported Place). Actual tuition fee charged may depend on the units studied and are subject to change.
    Master’s program students please note: where the length of the master’s program is 12 units or 1.5 years of full-time study equivalent, the indicative fee may not be
    a full fee for the course. For further fee information, including information about the FEE-HELP loan program, please visit deakin.edu.au/fees.
2	Most courses start in Trimester 1. This column indicates whether you have the option of commencing your studies in Trimester 2 or Trimester 3. Not all units are offered
    in every trimester.
3 Full-time study option is only available to students commencing in Trimester 1.
4	These courses are currently under review and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/find-a-course/
    nutrition-and-dietetics.

3    Course duration in years        CSP   Commonwealth Supported Place
FT   Full time                       FPP   Fee Paying Place
PT   Part time                        T1   Trimester 1
     Melbourne Burwood Campus         T2   Trimester 2
     Geelong Waterfront Campus        T3   Trimester 3
     Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
     Warrnambool Campus
     Cloud (online)

BENEFITS OF POSTGRADUATE STUDY
•• Prepare yourself for success – postgraduate study can empower you to pursue new
   opportunities that were previously out of reach.
•• Invest in yourself – postgraduate study is an investment; in your sense of achievement,
   your job satisfaction and your financial security.
•• Change the way you see the world – postgraduate study can help you to get that
   promotion, enjoy a better work–life balance or pursue a new direction.
•• Don’t just keep up, lead – postgraduate study can help you to stay in touch with the rapidly
   changing technological world we live in today.
•• Stand out from the crowd – a postgraduate degree can complement your earlier studies
   and expand your knowledge base, giving you the edge in the employment market.
•• Make connections that can open doors – studying with people who share your interests
   and ambitions is a great way to build and strengthen your professional network.

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STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Deakin University offers a complete range of services and programs
to support students throughout their studies.
•• Accommodation services – including campus accommodation,
   with a short-term stay option, and a local housing referral service.
•• Study advice – including time management, reading and note
   taking, developing your academic English, avoiding plagiarism,
   critical thinking, writing essays and reports, class presentations
   and exam preparation.
•• Career development and employment – including career guidance,
   job search assistance and interview and resume skills training.
•• Counselling and personal support – professional and experienced
   counsellors provide free, confidential counselling where personal
   concerns or stresses are affecting your studies.
•• Financial support – including interest-free loans, grants,
   food vouchers and rental assistance.
•• Multifaith services – including spiritual counselling, faith support
   services and worship and prayer spaces.
•• Medical centre – confidential, bulk-billed medical and nursing
   health care to students across all campuses. Services include
   vaccinations, tests and screenings, referrals to specialists and       MAREE BOUTERAKOS
   mental wellbeing information.
                                                                          MASTER OF DIETETICS
•• Legal advice – qualified lawyers are available through DUSA’s
                                                                          MELBOURNE BURWOOD CAMPUS
   confidential free campus service to assist with all sorts of
                                                                          EMPLOYED: DIETITIAN, AUSTIN HEALTH
   legal issues.
•• Library – access more than 1.5 million books, journals,                Maree Bouterakos enjoyed the course content and the
   newspapers, videos, CDs and DVDs across the campus libraries.          diversity of Deakin’s Master of Dietetics, as ‘the course
   Cloud (online) students in Australia may have print material from      included a combination of classes from academics, as well
   any campus library sent to their nominated address free of             as guest lecturers from a range of professions, site visits,
   charge. Many of the library’s resources are also available online.     student placements and seminars’.
•• Peer support – experienced and trained Deakin students are
                                                                          As part of her master’s degree, Maree undertook three
   available to help with questions or concerns about anything
                                                                          placements – a food service placement, a professional
   related to being a student at Deakin.
                                                                          development placement and a community placement.
•• IT at Deakin – all students can access 24-hour computer
                                                                          ‘[During my community placement] I was able to develop
   laboratories at each campus, as well as email and internet access
                                                                          an educational resource for refugee communities living in the
   for study purposes.
                                                                          western suburbs of Melbourne, and through this I was able
•• Disability services – the Disability Resource Centre provides
                                                                          to adapt my nutrition knowledge, and combine this with my
   students who have a health condition or a disability (long term or
                                                                          passion of working with refugees/international communities.
   temporary) that affects access or ability to study, with alternative
                                                                          I also had the opportunity to travel to Cambodia on my
   assessment arrangements, academic support workers, study
                                                                          professional development placement, where I worked with
   materials in accessible formats and help with assistive technology.
                                                                          a charity organisation to provide advice on how to improve
For more information about student support services and life at           a breakfast program established at a primary school.
Deakin, please visit deakin.edu.au/life-at-deakin.
                                                                          I think all my placements have been very beneficial to me as
                                                                          [a] person and in my future career, as I had the opportunity to
                                                                          incorporate the knowledge I had gained throughout my studies
                                                                          and put [it] into practice. I also gained more confidence in the
                                                                          work I do, which has been extremely helpful in my career as a
                                                                          dietitian. My placements developed my skills and attributes to
                                                                          effectively communicate with others – on all different levels –
                                                                          management, patients, their families [and] supervisors.’
What in the world is ‘worldly’?
Visit deakin.yt/what-is-worldly to find out.

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NUTRITION

Deakin’s nutrition courses provide you with an opportunity to learn            Take advantage of flexible delivery
about nutrition in a broad context, ranging from metabolic studies             The postgraduate nutrition courses are available in cloud (online)
and food science to social and behavioural nutrition. Throughout these         study mode, allowing you to fit your studies around your work and
courses you develop an understanding of the role of nutrition and diet         lifestyle commitments. The courses require no attendance at any of
in the health of individuals and the population.                               Deakin’s campuses. Examinations are held in a large number of venues
You may be interested in Deakin’s nutrition courses if you are working         around Australia and the world.
in areas as diverse as agriculture, biological and health sciences, food
science and technology, exercise and sport sciences, mass communication,       Diverse career outcomes
physiotherapy, naturopathy, dentistry, medicine, nursing or pharmacy,          As a graduate you will be qualified and well prepared to undertake
or if you are teaching subjects such as home economics, biology or             professional roles in private industry, government and non-government
physical education.                                                            organisations across an exciting range of areas, including public health
                                                                               nutrition. Opportunities also exist in state and local government and
We offer flexible learning                                                     community settings, in private consulting, in research institutes or
Deakin offers a wide range of elective units, allowing you to structure        universities and in the food and retail industries, to name a few.
your course to pursue your interests and career aspirations. You also have     You may be interested in pursuing project officer roles in a variety
the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of nutrition and develop    of areas, such as health programs with local councils, schools and
skills in the area of nutrition research.                                      community health centres, as well as state and federal health
                                                                               departments; sports nutrition; health services management; research
Our courses have industry accreditation and                                    or academia; corporate nutrition; or health/nutrition journalism,
professional recognition                                                       media and communication.
Until recently, there has been no regulation or control over people
                                                                               For more information about possible careers, please visit the School
who practise as nutritionists in Australia. Growing public interest in
                                                                               of Exercise and Nutrition’s website deakin.edu.au/health/ens/careers.
the relationship between diet and health is evident and, as a result,
there are increasing demands from the public for reliable and
                                                                               Further information
trustworthy information.
                                                                               The Nutrition Society of Australia (Inc.) www.nsa.asn.au
In response, the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) has developed
a ‘Register of Nutritionists’ to establish a list of appropriately qualified
nutrition professionals, and, in doing so, distinguish individuals who
have received an approved level of training and experience from
others who have not. This is an exciting development that recognises
nutritionists with designated qualifications, who abide by the highest
standards of professional conduct and who are committed to ongoing
training and professional development.
Graduates of Deakin’s postgraduate nutrition courses may be eligible
to apply for registration as an ‘associate nutritionist’ as the criteria
for eligibility is a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in nutrition
(or equivalent). Following three years of work experience, associate
nutritionists are able to apply for ‘registered nutritionist’ status.
For details about the registration process, please refer to the                    ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE EMPLOYED
Nutrition Society of Australia website www.nsa.asn.au.                             OUR NUTRITION GRADUATES INCLUDE:
                                                                                   •   Campbells
                                                                                   •   Coca-Cola Australia
                                                                                   •   Dairy Farmers Group
                                                                                   •   Department of Human Services
                                                                                   •   HJ Heinz
                                                                                   •   Jenny Craig
                                                                                   •   Kraft Foods
                                                                                   •   Masterfoods
                                                                                   •   National Foods
                                                                                   •   Nestle
                                                                                   •   VicHealth
                                                                                   •   Woolworths.

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3      Course duration in years
FT     Full time
PT     Part time
       Melbourne Burwood Campus
       Geelong Waterfront Campus
       Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
       Warrnambool Campus
       Cloud (online)

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
NUTRITION 0.5 *
    DEAKIN CODE         ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    H517                Applicants must be either dietitians eligible for
                        membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia
                        (DAA), graduates with an approved bachelor’s degree
                        with major studies in nutrition, or graduates from
                        Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition
                        (or equivalent). Applicants who do not satisfy these
                        requirements will first need to complete Deakin’s
                        Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition (or equivalent).

*     Full-time study option is only available to students commencing in Trimester 1.
A career in public health nutrition addresses factors affecting the protection
and promotion of public health and nutritional health today and into the
future. As a graduate you may deal with the epidemic of diet-related disease,
including obesity; socio-economic considerations such as rising food prices
and food security; and environmental sustainability in relation to the food
system.
Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Public Health Nutrition, offered in
cloud (online) study mode, provides a postgraduate-level introduction to
public health nutrition, covering material from related disciplines such as
epidemiology, politics and policy, nutrition promotion and communication,
to provide you with core competencies to tackle these relevant public
health and nutrition issues.
Course structure
This course consists of 4 credit points of study comprising one core unit,
HSN727 Advanced Public Health Nutrition (2 credit points) and two elective
units chosen from the list below (each worth 1 credit point).
Core unit
Trimester 1
HSN727 Advanced Public Health Nutrition
Elective units
Trimester 1
HSN705 Public Health Nutrition
HSN713 Food, Nutrition and Behaviour
Trimester 2
HSN706 Food Policy and Public Health
HSN708 Nutrition Promotion
HSN719 Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment
HSN734 Obesity Prevention
Trimester 3
HSN715 Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies^
^     Offered in alternating even-numbered years: 2014, 2016 etc.
Note: students interested in completing both the Graduate Certificate of Public Health
Nutrition and a postgraduate human nutrition course (H511, H616 or H714) may receive
a maximum of 2 credit points of credit transfer and recognition, which can be shared
between both awards.

                                                                                         Studying via cloud (online) learning allows you the
                                                                                         freedom to study when and where it suits you.

                                                                                         For more information, including unit descriptions,
                                                                                         please visit deakin.edu.au/courses.

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF HUMAN                                                            GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF HUMAN
NUTRITION~ 1 PT                                                                          NUTRITION~ 1
    DEAKIN CODE         ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                            DEAKIN CODE          ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    H511                Applicants should have a three-year bachelor’s degree in          H616                 Applicants should have a three-year bachelor’s degree in
                        any discipline or equivalent qualifications or professional                            any discipline or equivalent qualifications or professional
                        experience. A science subject at Year 12 level or equivalent                           experience. A science subject at Year 12 level or equivalent
                        is also recommended. Selection is based primarily on                                   is also recommended. Selection is based primarily on
                        academic merit.                                                                        academic merit.

~	This course is currently under review and subject to change.                          ~	This course is currently under review and subject to change.
   Please visit deakin.edu.au for the latest course information.                            Please visit deakin.edu.au for the latest course information.
The Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition provides an introduction to                  The Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition provides the opportunity to learn
postgraduate nutrition in a multidisciplinary context. It includes relevant              about nutrition in a broad context, ranging from metabolic studies and food
material from related disciplines such as food science, biochemistry,                    science to social and behavioural nutrition. It enables you to understand and
physiology, epidemiology, psychology, sociology and politics and policy.                 learn to apply knowledge in the areas of: the physiological basis of nutrition;
                                                                                         nutritional requirements; the nature and composition of foods and food
Course structure
                                                                                         groups; nutritional assessment; and social, cultural and economic aspects
The course consists of 4 credit points of study comprising two core units
                                                                                         of nutrition.
and two elective units.
                                                                                         Course structure
Core units
                                                                                         This course consists of 8 credit points of study comprising two core units and
Trimester 1
                                                                                         six elective units. At least four of the six elective units must be chosen from the
HSN701 Principles of Nutrition #
                                                                                         list of elective units below. To add flexibility and diversity to your studies, you
plus one elective unit
                                                                                         may choose up to 2 credit points of study from approved postgraduate units
Trimester 2                                                                              offered by any faculty of the University (subject to approval and availability).
HSN702 Lifespan Nutrition
plus one elective unit
Elective units
Trimester 1
HSN703 Diet and Disease
HSN705 Public Health Nutrition
HSN709 Sports Nutrition
HSN713 Food, Nutrition and Behaviour
HSN735 Trends and Innovation in Food Science
Trimester 2
HSN706 Food Policy and Public Health
HSN708 Nutrition Promotion
HSN719 Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment
HSN720 Nutritional Issues in Diabetes
HSN734 Obesity Prevention
HSN746 Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence
Trimester 3
HSN701 Principles of Nutrition
HSN760 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition
HSN715 Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies^
HSN738 International Nutrition*
HSN743 Nutrition for Healthy Ageing
#     Unit also available in Trimester 3 2013.
^     Offered in alternating even-numbered years: 2014, 2016 etc.
*     Offered in alternating odd-numbered years: 2013, 2015 etc.
Note: students interested in completing both the Graduate Certificate of Public Health
Nutrition and a postgraduate human nutrition course (H511, H616 or H714) may receive
a maximum of 2 credit points of credit transfer and recognition, which can be shared
between both awards.

See also
Graduate Diploma of Human Nutrition (H616) on this page and
Master of Human Nutrition (H714) on page 8.

                                                                                              For more information, including unit descriptions,
                                                                                              please visit deakin.edu.au/courses.

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3    Course duration in years
FT   Full time
PT   Part time
     Melbourne Burwood Campus
     Geelong Waterfront Campus
     Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
     Warrnambool Campus
     Cloud (online)

Core units                                                     Trimester 3
Trimester 1                                                    HSN701 Principles of Nutrition
HSN701 Principles of Nutrition #                               HSN715 Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies^
                                                               HSN738 International Nutrition*
Trimester 2
                                                               HSN743 Nutrition for Healthy Ageing
HSN702 Lifespan Nutrition
                                                               HSN750 Nutrition Research Project Part A
Elective units                                                 HSN760 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition
Trimester 1                                                    #   Unit also available in Trimester 3 2014.
HSN703 Diet and Disease                                        ^   Offered in alternating even-numbered years: 2014, 2016 etc.
HSN705 Public Health Nutrition                                 *   Offered in alternating odd-numbered years: 2013, 2015 etc.
HSN709 Sports Nutrition                                        Note: students interested in completing both the Graduate Certificate of Public Health
HSN713 Food, Nutrition and Behaviour                           Nutrition and a postgraduate human nutrition course (H511, H616 or H714) may receive
HSN727 Advanced Public Health Nutrition                        a maximum of 2 credit points of credit transfer and recognition, which can be shared
HSN735 Trends and Innovation in Food Science                   between both awards.

Trimester 2                                                    See also
HSN706 Food Policy and Public Health                           Master of Human Nutrition (H714), page 8.
HSN708 Nutrition Promotion
HSN719 Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment
HSN720 Nutritional Issues in Diabetes
HSN734 Obesity Prevention
HSN741 Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum
HSN746 Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence
HSN751 Nutrition Research Project Part B

                                                                                                                  Deakin’s nutrition courses provide
                                                                                                                    you with an opportunity to learn
                                                                                                                  about nutrition in a broad context,
                                                                                                                     ranging from metabolic studies
                                                                                                                      and food science to social and
                                                                                                                               behavioural nutrition.

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                                                                          MASTER OF HUMAN NUTRITION~                                         1.5

                                                                           DEAKIN CODE          ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
                                                                           H714                 Applicants should have a three-year bachelor’s degree in
                                                                                                any discipline or equivalent qualifications or professional
                                                                                                experience. A science subject at Year 12 level or equivalent
                                                                                                is also recommended. Selection is based primarily on
                                                                                                academic merit.

                                                                          ~	This course is currently under review and subject to change.
                                                                             Please visit deakin.edu.au for the latest course information.
                                                                          The Master of Human Nutrition allows students who have completed a
                                                                          Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition (H511) or Graduate Diploma of
                                                                          Human Nutrition (H616) to either extend their knowledge of nutrition areas
                                                                          or gain research skills. However eligible students can enrol directly into the
                                                                          Master of Human Nutrition without completing the graduate certificate or
                                                                          graduate diploma.
                                                                          By the end of the master’s course you should be able to:
                                                                          •• demonstrate an advanced knowledge of human nutrition at biological,
                                                                             social and/or policy levels
                                                                          •• have the knowledge and skills to practise effectively as a nutritionist in
                                                                             a range of employment settings, including the food industry, community
    DR ALISON BOOTH                                                          nutrition, private practice and business environments
                                                                          •• understand human nutrition and the complexity of current issues relating
    LECTURER                                                                 to food and human health; and
    SCHOOL OF EXERCISE AND NUTRITION SCIENCES                             •• evaluate the findings of human nutrition studies.
    ‘I love continually challenging myself to improve the units I teach   Course structure
    in order to enhance students’ learning and study experiences.         This course consists of 12 credit points of study comprising two core units and
    I have worked at Deakin for over three years. I was employed as       10 elective units. At least eight of the 10 elective units must be from the list of
    a full-time research fellow in August 2010 and in November 2011       elective units below. Students interested in completing a research project as
    I began my role as lecturer. I also worked as a casual tutor and      part of this course are encouraged to select HSN750 Nutrition Research
                                                                          Project Part A and HSN751 Nutrition Research Project Part B.
    marker from 2004–2007 (during my PhD).
                                                                          To add flexibility and diversity to your studies, you may choose up to
    The main drawcard for choosing Deakin was the high-calibre            2 credit points of study from approved postgraduate units offered by any
    staff, high-quality units and nutrition courses offered by the        faculty of the University (subject to approval and availability).
    school and the above world standard research conducted by the
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research. My colleagues
    are highly motivated and passionate about what they do and are
    always striving to improve and contribute to the success of the
    school and their respective research centres. I am honoured to
    be a part of this group and hope to contribute to the continued
    successes.
    My main area of research is using technologies to assess and
    promote healthy lifestyles. Currently, I am working on a project
    that aims to assess if a mobile-based app can improve iron intake
    and functional health outcomes in women with low iron stores.
    There is a lot of unsubstantiated nutrition and food claims
    available these days, particularly on the internet. I hope to
    contribute to the growing body of good quality, scientific evidence
    in the area of nutrition and healthy eating and disseminate this
    to a range of audiences. There is also strong need for quality,
    scientifically evaluated, technology-based interventions – there
    are thousands of unsubstantiated apps and websites out there.
    I hope my research will contribute to enhancing our knowledge in
    this area, not to mention improving the health of our population
    while we’re at it.’

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3    Course duration in years
FT   Full time
PT   Part time
     Melbourne Burwood Campus
     Geelong Waterfront Campus
     Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
     Warrnambool Campus
     Cloud (online)

Core units
Trimester 1
HSN701 Principles of Nutrition #                                                     FATTY RESULTS FOR INSENSITIVE BUDS
Trimester 2                                                                          Deakin health researchers have found that people who do not
HSN702 Lifespan Nutrition                                                            taste fat in food are more likely to overeat, adding weight to the
Elective units
                                                                                     growing body of research that points to a connection between fat
Trimester 1                                                                          taste and obesity.
HSN703 Diet and Disease                                                              The researchers, who work within the Centre for Physical Activity
HSN705 Public Health Nutrition                                                       and Nutrition Research, have found that people who can’t taste
HSN709 Sports Nutrition
                                                                                     the fat in foods eat significantly more at lunch, after having a high
HSN713 Food, Nutrition and Behaviour
HSN727 Advanced Public Health Nutrition
                                                                                     fat breakfast, than those who can taste fat.
HSN735 Trends and Innovation in Food Science                                         ‘These results suggest that the ability to taste fat is linked with
Trimester 2                                                                          the fullness experienced from fat,’ explains Deakin’s Professor
HSN706 Food Policy and Public Health                                                 Russell Keast.
HSN708 Nutrition Promotion
                                                                                     He estimates that around 40 per cent of the population could be
HSN719 Population Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment
HSN720 Nutritional Issues in Diabetes                                                deemed insensitive to fat.
HSN734 Obesity Prevention                                                            ‘Tasting fat is unconscious,’ he says. ‘For our experiments, we
HSN741 Postgraduate Nutrition Practicum                                              used oleic acid, a common fatty acid component of fat and
HSN746 Nutritional Issues from Infancy to Adolescence
                                                                                     discovered that obese people were much less likely to taste it.’
HSN751 Nutrition Research Project Part B
                                                                                     He added that researchers have not yet determined whether the
Trimester 3
HSN701 Principles of Nutrition                                                       reduced sensitivity comes from eating high proportions of fatty
HSN715 Understanding Human Nutrition Research Studies^                               food or because obese people are genetically less sensitive.
HSN738 International Nutrition*                                                      ‘If you do not taste fat or experience the fullness associated with
HSN743 Nutrition for Healthy Ageing
                                                                                     eating fatty food, you are likely to be more hungry and consume
HSN750 Nutrition Research Project Part A
HSN760 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition
                                                                                     more energy after an earlier fatty meal. And, as we know, over-
                                                                                     consumption of foods, particularly fatty foods, is associated with
#    Unit also available in Trimester 3 2013.
^    Offered in alternating even-numbered years: 2014, 2016 etc.
                                                                                     people being overweight or obese.’
*    Offered alternating odd-numbered years: 2013, 2015 etc.                         For the study, over four separate days, participants ate a high
Note: students interested in completing both the Graduate Certificate of Public      fat, high carbohydrate, high protein breakfast and were then
Health Nutrition and a postgraduate human nutrition course (H511, H616 or H714)      provided with a buffet style lunch, where they ate a variety of
may receive a maximum of 2 credit points of credit transfer and recognition, which
can be shared between both awards.                                                   foods until comfortably full. Measurements of energy consumed
                                                                                     at lunch were recorded, as was the participants’ perceived
                                                                                     hunger and fullness.
                                                                                     This latest research builds on Professor Keast’s previous work
                                                                                     that found fat is part of the tongue’s taste range (along with
                                                                                     sweet, salt, sour, bitter and umami).
                                                                                     ‘Through this latest study we now see that low sensitivity to fat
                                                                                     taste impairs the body’s ability to register the fullness signals that
                                                                                     would normally come from eating fatty foods,’ he says.
                                                                                     ‘The evidence is building that increasing fat taste sensitivity
                                                                                     in those who are insensitive could be one way to address the
                                                                                     obesity problem. We hope that over the next decade we can
                                                                                     discover ways to use this knowledge to help obese people
                                                                                     manage their weight.’

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DIETETICS
COURSEWORK
DEGREES
Deakin was the first university to offer a course in dietetics in Australia   Diverse career opportunities
and has been proudly offering the Dietitians Association of Australia         As an accredited practising dietitian you will be eligible to work in
(DAA) accredited course for more than 35 years.                               all areas of dietetics, including clinical (hospital) dietetics, community
Deakin’s Master of Dietetics is a three-trimester professional training       nutrition, private practice, food industry, public health, sports nutrition,
program that builds on your undergraduate knowledge in nutrition,             dietetic education and research, food service, public relations, marketing,
physiology and biochemistry, to develop skills in dietary management          communications, media, health promotion and policy development.
of individuals and groups in both health and disease.                         Deakin’s master’s program allows you to start your career sooner,
Full-time professional practice placements provide you with hands-on          being one of only two DAA-accredited master’s programs in dietetics
experience in clinical, community and food service settings. You also         in Australia of 18 months duration; all other programs are two years
develop research and communication skills through group projects and          in duration.
undertake professional and career development through a dietetic
specific professional practice unit.                                          State-of-the-art facilities
                                                                              As a student undertaking the Master of Dietetics you will have access
Research that makes a difference                                              to our food and technology laboratories, where you will prepare meals
Academic staff are actively involved in many areas of research and are        appropriate for individuals with various dietary requirements, including
experts in their respective fields. Such fields include dietary approaches    those with renal disease, allergies and intolerances to gluten and lactose.
to hypertension, nutrition in aged care facilities, clinical nutrition and
parental influence on children’s diets.                                       Further information
                                                                              Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) www.daa.asn.au
We have several industry partners
The School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has numerous clinical           Student income support payments
dietetics placement partnerships with health care networks, including         The Master of Dietetics meets the Australian Government guidelines
Melbourne Health, Austin Health, Northern Health and Western Health.          for master’s by coursework professional entry programs that qualify for
These formal partnerships ensure that Deakin’s dietetics students have        student income support payments. These payments include Austudy
access to some of the largest and most well-respected teaching hospitals      and Youth Allowance, which are available through Centrelink and subject
in Melbourne.                                                                 to the normal individual Youth Allowance and Austudy eligibility criteria.
                                                                              Eligible students will be able to access Youth Allowance, Austudy and the
Our course has industry accreditation and                                     Pensioner Education Supplement.
professional recognition                                                      For more information about student income support payments visit
The Master of Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Association of        www.centrelink.gov.au or the Department of Education, Employment
Australia (DAA) and, as a graduate, you are eligible for full membership      and Workplace Relations www.deewr.gov.au.
of the DAA and the Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) program.

ORGANISATIONS THAT HAVE EMPLOYED
OUR DIETETICS GRADUATES INCLUDE:
•    Austin Health
•    Box Hill Hospital
•    Cabrini Health
•    Frankston Hospital
•    Melbourne Dietetic Centre
•    Northern Health
•    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
•    Royal Melbourne Hospital
•    Simplot Australia
•    St Vincent’s Hospital
•    Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
•    Western Hospital
•    Yakult Australia
•    Yarra Valley Community Health.

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3    Course duration in years
FT   Full time
PT   Part time
     Melbourne Burwood Campus
     Geelong Waterfront Campus
     Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
     Warrnambool Campus
     Cloud (online)

                                                                              MASTER OF DIETETICS                            1.5

                                                                                  DEAKIN CODE         ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                  H718                Applicants must hold a three-year bachelor’s degree
                                                                                                      or equivalent in a relevant cognate area (for example:
                                                                                                      science, health sciences, nutrition, food science, exercise
                                                                                                      science, biomedical science, allied health or nursing).
                                                                                                      Fifty percent of each of the first and second years of the
                                                                                                      applicants’ undergraduate degree must be composed
                                                                                                      of bioscience, chemistry, physiology and biochemistry,
                                                                                                      including a minimum of 15 per cent of a full-year load
                                                                                                      each of biochemistry and physiology. This is usually at
                                                                                                      least two biochemistry subjects at second year level,
                                                                                                      where first year chemistry is a prerequisite of these
                                                                                                      subjects and two physiology subjects also at second year
                                                                                                      level. Applicants are also required to have completed
                                                                                                      at least four units (equivalent to 4 Deakin credit points)
                                                                                                      of nutrition and food science study, covering content
                                                                                                      relating to principles of nutrition, lifespan nutrition and
                                                                                                      food science. Potential applicants should seek further
                                                                                                      information in regards to the exact content of the
                                                                                                      prerequisite nutrition units needed.

                                                                              Deakin’s Master of Dietetics is a three-trimester professional training
                                                                              program in dietetics, which is accredited with the Dietitians Association
                                                                              of Australia (DAA). You gain practical experience throughout the course
     NICOLE SMITH                                                             in collaborating metropolitan and non-metropolitan hospitals, clinics and
                                                                              community centres.
     MASTER OF DIETETICS                                                      Dietetics graduates may work as a dietitian in a hospital or clinic, private
     MELBOURNE BURWOOD CAMPUS                                                 practice, in dietetic education, sports nutrition, community health settings
                                                                              or in the food industry.
     ‘I was drawn to this field because I love everything to do with
     food! I enjoy spending my days growing, sourcing, cooking and            Course structure
     eating, but mostly talking about food. Coming from a large Italian       The Master of Dietetics consists of 12 credit points of study. The course is
                                                                              offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus, with the exception of the two
     family, food has always been associated with feelings of love            units HSN705 and HBS745, which are studied in cloud (online) study mode.
     and comfort.                                                             You will normally be required to complete the course in three trimesters of
                                                                              full-time study. The course commences in Trimester 1 each year, beginning
     I knew I wanted to be a dietitian as soon as I discovered the            in early March. Please note that this course is not offered in Trimester 3 and
     profession as part of career education in high school because            there is no mid-year intake into this course.
     I could combine my passion for food and desire to help people.
                                                                              In the first trimester of the program, you will be required to dedicate
     Deakin was my first choice, having offered the Dietitians Association    between 10 and 15 hours per week (either at a Deakin campus or at
                                                                              hospital teaching days).
     of Australia (DAA) accredited course for more than 35 years and
     the first Austalian university to offer a nutrition-focused course.      During the final two trimesters, it is recommended that you assume your
                                                                              time commitment will be a full-time workload. The large time commitment
     I really enjoy the hands-on aspect of study at Deakin – my recent        is required to accommodate the need for 20 weeks of professional practice
     clinical placement at Royal Melbourne Hospital has been the              in a diverse range of settings (including clinical, community and food service),
     most challenging yet enjoyable experience of my studies to date.         as well as additional workshops and lectures.
     I really enjoyed the pace and the multidisciplinary team approach        Workshops, placements and assessment tasks may take place outside
     to patient care and now wish to pursue a career in clinical dietetics.   of Deakin University teaching periods.
     During clinical placement I developed a passion for aged care and        Level 1
     the nutrition issues faced by this vulnerable population group.          Trimester 1
                                                                              HSN705 Public Health Nutrition*
     I recently received an award for most outstanding clinical student,      HSN740 Nutrition Research Skills
     which was such a privilege, and highlighted for me that when you         HSN744 Principles of Dietetics
     study something you are passionate about it makes the whole              Trimester 2
     learning process enjoyable, leading to positive results.’                HSN742 Food Service Management
                                                                              HSN745 Community Nutrition or HSN747 Clinical Dietetic Practice
     Read more about Nicole’s experience at deakin.is/nicole-smith.
                                                                              Note: Students are allocated into HSN745 or HSN747 and then take the alternative unit
                                                                              in Trimester 1 of the following year.
                                                                              *     Unit offered in cloud (online) study mode.

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DIETETICS

Level 2                                                                                 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Trimester 1                                                                             Why are so many prerequisites required?
HBS745 Interprofessional Collaboration in Health Care*                                  In order for the Master of Dietetics to be offered over 18 months and still
HSN752 Professional Dietetic Practice                                                   be eligible for accreditation by the DAA, significant nutrition knowledge must
HSN747 Clinical Dietetic Practice or HSN745 Community Nutrition                         be demonstrated before entry into the course is possible. No application for
Note: Students are allocated into HSN745 or HSN747 and then take the alternative unit   entry into the Master of Dietetics will be approved, nor an applicant
in Trimester 1 of the following year                                                    permitted to enrol, until all of the prerequisites have been met.
*    Unit offered in cloud (online) study mode.                                         What if you have not previously studied biochemistry or physiology?
                                                                                        These subjects can be taken as non-award units from any university offering
Practicum placement requirements
                                                                                        them. Relevant biochemistry units at Deakin that meet the prerequisites
Practicum placements offer fantastic opportunities to gain hands-on
                                                                                        for the Master of Dietetics are SLE212 Biochemistry and SLE222 Biochemical
experience. You need to successfully complete all compulsory practicum
                                                                                        Metabolism. First year level chemistry or equivalent is normally a prerequisite
components, as failure to do so will normally lead to exclusion. All expenses
                                                                                        for biochemistry study.
associated with practicum units are the responsibility of the student.
                                                                                        The relevant physiology units at Deakin that meet the prerequisites
In accordance with Department of Human Services policy^, all students
                                                                                        for the Master of Dietetics are HBS109 Human Structure and Function
are required to undertake a Police Record Check prior to any professional
                                                                                        and either HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology or SLE211 Principles
placements in each calendar year of their course. Students who fail to obtain
                                                                                        of Physiology.
a Police Record Check prior to the commencement of professional placement
will not be able to undertake that placement.                                           What if you don’t have the required nutrition units?
                                                                                        You have the option of completing the Graduate Certificate of Human
Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy
                                                                                        Nutrition (H511) offered by Deakin. This postgraduate course consists
the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their
                                                                                        of four units: two core units (HSN701 Principles of Nutrition and HSN702
clinical learning experience.
                                                                                        Lifespan Nutrition) and two elective units. Selecting HSN735 Trends and
^ 	Department of Human Services Policy on Working with Children Check and              Innovation in Food Science as an elective unit plus one other nutrition
    Police Record Check can be found at www.dhs.vic.gov.au/facs/bdb/fmu/                unit would meet the nutrition and food science prerequisite component
    service-agreement/4.departmental-policies-procedures-and-initiatives/
                                                                                        for the Master of Dietetics. Alternatively, the required nutrition units can be
    4.6-police-record-check-policy-including-working-with-children-check.
                                                                                        completed as single, non-award subjects from any university offering similar
                                                                                        subjects, though applicants should ensure that nutrition subjects undertaken
                                                                                        at another university are equivalent in content to the Deakin University
                                                                                        nutrition prerequisite units.
                                                                                        Does completing the Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition
                                                                                        gain me automatic entry into the Master of Dietetics?
                                                                                        Entry into the Master of Dietetics is quota based and likely to be very
                                                                                        competitive. Selection is primarily based on academic merit; however,
                                                                                        some account will be given to any significant work history in a related health
                                                                                        or nutrition field. Completing the Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition,
                                                                                        while satisfying the nutrition component of the prerequisites for entry into
                                                                                        the Master of Dietetics, does not guarantee students a place in the program.
                                                                                        Deakin undergraduate pathways to dietetics
                                                                                        There are a number of undergraduate courses at Deakin that can be used
                                                                                        as pathways into the Master of Dietetics, with the inclusion of appropriate
                                                                                        elective units. Completion of any of the following degrees does not guarantee
                                                                                        a place in the Master of Dietetics.
                                                                                        Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences (formerly the Bachelor of Food and
                                                                                        Nutrition), taking SLE222 Biochemical Metabolism, SLE212 Biochemistry and
                                                                                        SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences as elective units meets all the
                                                                                        prerequisites to allow application for the Master of Dietetics as the remaining
                                                                                        required content is covered in the core units of the degree.
                                                                                        Bachelor of Health Sciences, taking a major sequence in nutrition together
                                                                                        with SLE133 Chemistry in Our World, SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional
                                                                                        Sciences, SLE212 Biochemistry, SLE222 Biochemical Metabolism and HSN104
                                                                                        The Science of Food as elective units meets the prerequisites for the Master
                                                                                        of Dietetics.
                                                                                        Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, taking the same electives as the
                                                                                        Bachelor of Health Sciences (above) together with HSN201 Principles of
                                                                                        Nutrition, HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition and one additional nutrition unit
                                                                                        also meets the prerequisites for the Master of Dietetics.

For more information, including unit descriptions,
please visit deakin.edu.au/courses.

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                                                                                                                                       3    Course duration in years
                                                                                                                                       FT   Full time
                                                                                                                                       PT   Part time
                                                                                                                                            Melbourne Burwood Campus
                                                                                                                                            Geelong Waterfront Campus

COURSES
                                                                                                                                            Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
                                                                                                                                            Warrnambool Campus
                                                                                                                                            Cloud (online)

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF COACHING                                                   MASTER OF CLINICAL EXERCISE
AND COUNSELLING^ 1 PT                                                              PHYSIOLOGY 1.5
 DEAKIN CODE         ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                         DEAKIN CODE        ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
 H577                The minimum requirements are successful completion             H743               Applicants must be able to demonstrate eligibility for
                     of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent,                              full membership of Exercise and Sports Science Australia
                     from an approved university or other educational                                  (ESSA) and provide evidence of 140 hours of exercise
                     institution or successful completion of other equivalent                          service delivery for apparently healthy clientele.
                     qualifications gained by examination. The criteria for                            Selection is primarily based on academic performance
                     admission are normally based on academic merit as                                 as indicated by an applicant’s previous academic record.
                     indicated by an applicant’s previous academic record.
                                                                                   The Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology produces exceptional practitioners
^	This course is currently under review and may change. For the most up-to-date   of clinical exercise who provide services for clients with chronic disease and
   information please visit deakin.edu.au.                                         disability. Throughout the course you acquire advanced knowledge of both
Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Coaching and Counselling enables you              the theoretical and applied aspects of clinical exercise physiology, as well
to develop the knowledge, skills and experience that are applicable to any         as high-level skills in analysing, evaluating and professionally applying your
career where working with individuals and groups for behaviour change is           knowledge to clinical and community populations. You develop the capacity
a focus. Throughout the course you acquire strong interpersonal, coaching,         to creatively and flexibly apply your knowledge and skills to situations, and be
facilitation, counselling and communication skills and the ability to adapt your   able to think in a rigorous and independent manner. The course is accredited
application of various tools and techniques across challenging individual and      with ESSA so graduates are eligible for registration as Accredited Exercise
group settings.                                                                    Physiologists (AEPs), enabling you to practise clinical exercise under most
                                                                                   compensable schemes across Australia, including Medicare Australia,
You also acquire skills relevant to research evaluation and methodologies,         WorkSafe/WorkCover, TAC, DVA and most private health insurers.
ethics and professional standards, reflective practice and professional
development.                                                                       Refer to the 2015 Postgraduate Health Study Area Booklet for
                                                                                   more information.
Refer to the 2015 Postgraduate Psychology Study Area Booklet
for more information.

                                                                                   GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DIABETES
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF COACHING                                                       EDUCATION 1 PT
AND COUNSELLING^ 2 PT                                                               DEAKIN CODE        ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                    H520               Applicants must be appropriately qualified professionals
 DEAKIN CODE         ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                       with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a health
 H677                The minimum requirements are successful completion                                science background, including, but not limited to,
                     of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent,                              registered nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists,
                     from an approved university or other educational                                  exercise physiologists and general practitioners.
                     institution or successful completion of other equivalent                          Applicants should have at least two years’ experience
                     qualifications gained by examination. The criteria for                            working in their chosen field since undergraduate
                     admission are normally based on academic merit as                                 course completion. In order to undertake the placement
                     indicated by an applicant’s previous academic record.                             component of this course, students must be currently
^	This course is currently under review and may change. For the most up-to-date                       registered (with the Australian Health Practitioner
   information please visit deakin.edu.au.                                                             Regulation Agency or equivalent) to practise in one
                                                                                                       of the ADEA listed Credentialled Diabetes Educator
Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Coaching and Counselling extends the                                      eligible professions.
knowledge acquired throughout the graduate certificate program to provide
advanced level learning and skill acquisition. Throughout the course you           The Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education is conducted by the School
develop flexible high-level independent judgement, as well as professional         of Nursing and Midwifery. This course prepares health professionals for
planning and implementation skills appropriate for working professionally          specialty practice in diabetes education and is accredited by the Australian
in a coaching or counselling role.                                                 Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Please note, if you are not registered
You also acquire a personalised range of business and marketing tools              in Australia as a health practitioner with the appropriate registering body you
relevant to a start-up business venture, which is particularly relevant for        will not be able to seek credentialling with the ADEA.
those wishing to establish a business as a professional coach or pursue            Refer to the 2015 Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery Study Area Booklet
further qualifications as a counsellor.                                            for more information.
The graduate diploma also offers a practical placement unit in the final year
of the program, which provides an opportunity to develop practical skills
in a supported environment and confidently apply your knowledge and
skills in a professional setting prior to entering the workforce.
Refer to the 2015 Postgraduate Psychology Study Area Booklet for
more information.

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RELATED
                                                                                                                                   3   Course duration in years
                                                                                                                                  FT   Full time
                                                                                                                                  PT   Part time
                                                                                                                                       Melbourne Burwood Campus
                                                                                                                                       Geelong Waterfront Campus

COURSES
                                                                                                                                       Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
                                                                                                                                       Warrnambool Campus
                                                                                                                                       Cloud (online)

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH                                                 MASTER OF HEALTH PROMOTION                                  2

PROMOTION 1 PT                                                                  DEAKIN CODE       ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 DEAKIN CODE       ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS                                       H759              An approved tertiary qualification and involvement
                                                                                                  in health promotion and/or health education activities.
 H515              An approved tertiary qualification and involvement in
                                                                                                  Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae, certified
                   health promotion and/or health education activities.
                                                                                                  transcripts and a written statement outlining reasons
                   Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae, certified
                                                                                                  for undertaking the course. Applicants without a tertiary
                   transcripts and a written statement outlining reasons for
                                                                                                  qualification who can demonstrate that they have gained
                   undertaking the course. Applicants without a tertiary
                                                                                                  sufficient knowledge and skills through work-related
                   qualification who can demonstrate that they have gained
                                                                                                  training and experience may also be considered. Credit
                   sufficient knowledge and skills through work-related
                                                                                                  transfer and recognition may be granted on the basis of
                   training may also be considered.
                                                                                                  prior learning experience at postgraduate level. Students
The Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion assists students from varying                        who have completed the graduate certificate or graduate
backgrounds to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for developing                          diploma are eligible for credit transfer and recognition
appropriate approaches to evidence-based health promotion. The course                             for the master’s degree.
is particularly relevant for students who wish to gain employment in
                                                                               Preventing illness and promoting health are major aspects of the work
health-related areas. Graduates are able to work in many areas of health
                                                                               of health agencies in all developed and developing countries. Deakin’s
promotion and can demonstrate a range of attributes that will enhance
                                                                               Master of Health Promotion enables students from varying backgrounds
their career prospects.
                                                                               to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for developing appropriate
Refer to the 2015 Postgraduate Health Study Area Booklet for                   and evidence-based health promotion programs. You obtain a broad-based
more information.                                                              understanding of the determinants of health in populations and of the range
                                                                               of strategies that practitioners and organisations can implement to make a
                                                                               difference in creating healthier communities. The course addresses strategies
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF HEALTH                                                     that seek to help people take action about their own health, to strengthen
                                                                               community action and to create environments that are more supportive of
PROMOTION 1                                                                    health – policy environments, physical environments, social environments
 DEAKIN CODE       ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
                                                                               and economic environments.
 H615              An approved tertiary qualification and involvement          The Master of Health Promotion provides you with the opportunity
                   in health promotion and/or health education activities.     to extend your study of health promotion to undertake a major or minor
                   Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae, certified   project. These projects allow you to apply the knowledge and skills developed
                   transcripts and a written statement outlining reasons       in the coursework component of the degree to a significant health issue
                   for undertaking the course. Applicants without a tertiary   by undertaking a comprehensive literature review or a research project.
                   qualification who can demonstrate that they have gained     Refer to the 2015 Postgraduate Health Study Area Booklet for
                   sufficient knowledge and skills through work-related        more information.
                   training may also be considered. Credit transfer and
                   recognition may be granted on the basis of prior learning
                   experience at postgraduate level.

The Graduate Diploma of Health Promotion enables students from varying
backgrounds to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for developing
appropriate and evidence-based health promotion programs. The course
addresses strategies that seek to help people take action about their own
health, to strengthen community action and to create environments that
are more supportive of health – policy environments, physical environments,
social environments and economic environments. Career opportunities exist
worldwide in national and international health organisations; medium-sized
businesses to multinational corporations; community organisations; human
services agencies; local, state and federal government departments; and
statutory authorities.
Refer to the 2015 Postgraduate Health Study Area Booklet for
more information.

                                                                                   For the latest information about new courses at
                                                                                   Deakin University, please visit deakin.edu.au.

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