Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
The study of nutrition and dietetics focuses on the food we eat in relation to the treatment and prevention of a range of important diseases. Students in this program will initially study fundamental health sciences (e.g. anatomy, physiology, biochemistry) before completing more advanced study of human nutrition. The final stage of the program involves practicum placements in hospitals and other health facilities. This program prepares students at the appropriate tertiary level to meet Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) national competency standards for entry into the profession as a dietitian. Students who graduate from this program will be able establish careers in either clinical, public health or food service nutrition. Increased graduate opportunities exist for private practitioners with the recent introduction of Medicare items for services provided to patients with chronic disease and within the corporate nutrition sector.
This program is available to students who have met the specified progression requirements to undertake Honours.
|1355||Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics||Gold Coast||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
|1436||Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) (this program)||Gold Coast||Trimester 1 and Trimester 2|
|1553||Bachelor of Nutrition||Gold Coast||Exit point only|
|1549||Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours)||Gold Coast||Exit point only|
Note: Progression to the Honours program is dependent upon satisfying eligibility requirements.
The program is offered in full-time, on-campus mode at the Gold Coast campus.
Part-time attendance: Students may take a reduced study load. If enrolled in less than 30 credit points per trimester, a student may be classed as part-time and this may affect entitlement to Centrelink benefits. Part-time students are also likely to be required to attend professional placements on a full-time basis. If students wish to study part-time in this program, they will need to consult with the Program Director who will negotiate a suitable program structure indicating the sequence of courses to be completed.
Students admitted to this program will have met specified admission requirements and have successfully completed Years 1, 2 and 3 in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (1355). Students will then complete the courses as listed in Year 4.
Students will need to be available full-time to attend a 20 week (750) hours of professional practice education placements in Year 4.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
Work-integrated learning activities integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life. While there is work integrated learning throughout the degree, the major component occurs in the final year.
In this program students will spend time in the work/professional environment undertaking placements at various locations. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas. In Year 4, students apply the skills and knowledge they have developed across the first three years of the program in a 20 week (750 hour) professional placement, under the supervision of a qualified dietitian with Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) credentials. Students have the flexibility to choose the trimester in which they undertake the placement which comprises:
You will be well positioned to work as a dietitian/nutritionist in private and public hospitals, community health services, health promotion and public health units and/or in private practice, health service management and the food and pharmaceutical industries.
There are placements associated with this program. Students should refer to the checklist of pre-placement and placement requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Placement website for full details of the requirements regarding clinical placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.
Note: In the event that there is a difference between the contents published on the Fit for Placement website and the program-specific information published on the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses websites, or where information published on the Fit for Placement website is not in accordance with University Policy, the Degree and Career Finder/Programs and Courses website contents and University Policy shall override the information on the Fit for Placement website.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2018||Fee Band 31.0||$387.50||$31,000.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.