Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Program code

1355

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
OR 4 years part-time + 2 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

8

OP 2019

84

Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Diploma

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Biology, Chemistry, Maths B (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For the award of Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (BNutrDiet), you must successfully complete 320 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 20 credit points of listed electives;
  • 20 credit points of free-choice electives.

Graduate Entry strand (Trimester 1 entry only)

For the award of Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (BNutrDiet), you must successfully complete160 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 20 credit points of listed electives;
  • 20 credit points of free-choice electives;

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 120 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Exit points

To be eligible to exit with the award of Bachelor of Nutrition, you must successfully complete 240 credit points as specified in the course list.

To be eligible to exit with the award of Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours), you must successfully complete 320 credit points including:

  • 40 credit points for the dissertation courses;
  • 40 credit points of advanced listed electives.

To exit, you should apply for a program transfer.

Designated courses for the purposes of exclusion

The courses listed below are designated for the purposes of the Academic Standing, Progression and Exclusion Policy. A student who fails a designated course will be subject to review by the Health Assessment Board and may be excluded from the program.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3101AHS Medical Nutrition Therapy 1  10
Tri 1 3144AHS Food Service Management  10
Tri 1 3104AHS Nutrition Education  10
Tri 1,2 4110AHS Individual Case Management Practicum  20
Tri 1,2 4111AHS Food Service Management Practicum  10
Tri 1,2 4112AHS Community and Public Health Nutrition Practicum  10
Tri 2 3102AHS Medical Nutrition Therapy 2  10
Tri 2 3103AHS Community and Public Health Nutrition  10
Tri 2 3100AHS Communication and Counselling in Dietetics  10

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.


Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1001MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems I  10
Tri 2 1014MSC Cells, Tissues and Regulation  10
Tri 2 1016MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems I  10
Tri 2,3 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century  10
Tri 3 1005MSC Genes and Disease  10
Tri 3 1008HSV Interpersonal Skills  10
Tri 3 1015MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems II  10
Tri 3 1017MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems II  10

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1206AHS Food, Society and the Nutrition Workforce  10
Tri 1 2008MSC Structural Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 2012AHS Integrated Systems Physiology  10
Tri 1 2210AHS Nutrition  10
Tri 2 2002MSC Pathophysiology  10
Tri 2 2011MSC Metabolism  10
Tri 2 2218MED Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation  10
Tri 2 2220AHS Food Science  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2214MED Public Health Research Methods  10
Tri 1 3101AHS Medical Nutrition Therapy 1  10
Tri 1 3144AHS Food Service Management  10
Tri 1 3104AHS Nutrition Education  10
Tri 2 3002MSC Pharmacology  10
OR
Tri 1,2,3 2018PHM Pharmacology  10
Tri 2 3100AHS Communication and Counselling in Dietetics  10
Tri 2 3102AHS Medical Nutrition Therapy 2  10
Tri 2 3103AHS Community and Public Health Nutrition  10

Exit point: Bachelor of Nutrition (1553). To exit (after completing the above prescribed core courses), you should apply for a program transfer.

You also have the option to transfer to the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) (1436) or the Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours) (1549). Eligibility to transfer will be determined by the Program Director and will be subject to the following criteria:

  • achievement of a minimum GPA of 5.0 for all coursework at the completion of Year 3/Trimester 1 of the program and
  • suitability of the proposed dissertation topic and
  • the resources available to support the candidature including availability of appropriate supervision.

Year 4

You will need to be available for the professional practice placement for five full days for 20 weeks when undertaking professional practice courses in either Trimester 1 or 2 in your final year. All professional practice courses are co-requisites and you must enrol in all courses in the trimester in which you undertake placement.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 4110AHS Individual Case Management Practicum (capstone course) 20
Tri 1,2 4111AHS Food Service Management Practicum (capstone course) 10
Tri 1,2 4112AHS Community and Public Health Nutrition Practicum (capstone course) 10
Tri 1,2   Free-choice electives  20
Tri 1,2   Listed electives  20


Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 1003MKT Introduction to Marketing  10
Tri 1 1009PSY Introduction to Psychological Science and Society (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 1,3 1011PSY Psychology in Professional Contexts  10
Tri 1 1977MED Introduction to Health Promotion  10
Tri 1,2 1001AHS Foundations of Exercise and Sports Science  10
Tri 1,2 1001EHR Work and Employability  10
Tri 1 2805NRS Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare  10
Tri 1 2000MSC Molecular Genetics  10
Tri 1 2209MED Priorities and Interventions in Public Health  10
Tri 1 2220MED Epidemiology  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2098MKT Branding and Promoting New Business Ventures (Tri 1: GC & SB; Tri 2: NA; Tri 3 OL) 10
Tri 2 2223MED Physical Activity Promotion  10
Tri 2 2113MED Food Safety: Science and Management  10
Tri 2 2007MSC Microbiology  10
Tri 2 2002AHS Biochemistry of Exercise I  10
Tri 2 2001AHS Physiology of Exercise  10
Tri 2 2113MED Food Safety: Science and Management  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures (Tri 1: NA,OL; Tri 2: SB,GC; Tri 3: NA,GC) 10
Tri 1 3121MED First Peoples Health and Practice  10
Tri 1 3009AHS Exercise and Sport Psychology  10
Tri 1 3134MED Nutrition Through the Lifecycle  10
Tri 1,2 3003MSC Research Project  10
Tri 1,3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 2 3205MED Healthcare Systems  10
Tri 2 3138AHS Exercise Sports Nutrition  10
Tri 2 3008AHS Health Practice Management  10
Tri 3 3001MSC Science of Infection Control  10
Tri 3 5001MED Asia-Pacific Public Health Field Tour  10
Tri 2,3 4113AHS Nutrition and Dietetics Internship  20

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1009PSY Introduction to Psychological Science and Society (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 1 1011PSY Psychology in Professional Contexts  10
Tri 1 1010HSV Lifespan Development  10
Tri 1 1608QCA Introduction to Web Design  10
Tri 1 1982MED Sustainability and Health  10
Tri 1,3 1001PSY Introduction to Psychology 1  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1303AFE Economics for Decision Making 1  10
Tri 2 1014HSV Introduction to Social Theory  10
Tri 2 1018PSY Counselling Skills  10
Tri 1 2219THS Event Management Principles  10
Tri 1 2315THS Event Marketing and Sponsorship  10
Tri 2 2001AHS Physiology of Exercise  10
Tri 2 2001AHS Physiology of Exercise  10
Tri 1 3009AHS Exercise and Sport Psychology  10
Tri 2 3323THS Sport Marketing  10
Tri 1,2 5902LHS Language and Communication for Health  10