This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Total credit points required||192|
|Standard duration of study (years)||4 years FT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3404|
The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to prepare graduates with the professional and personal qualities required for future dietetic practice in a variety of workplace settings. The course integrates academic teaching and learning with clinical, population health, food service, research and management experience and is undertaken in both academic and professional practice placement settings.
On completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate the generic attributes of a Monash graduate and graduates will be "equipped to live, learn, work and contribute globally" (Monash Directions 2025).
The objectives of the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics have been classified according to the four themes of the course:
Applied and practical learning experiences will transverse all themes to support the integrated approach to the teaching and learning of the Nutrition and Dietetics course.
The development of skills and knowledge in research relevant and/or applied to nutrition and dietetic practice will underpin each of the four core themes of the program.
On successful completion of the course, it is expected graduates will:
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Assessment for credit for prior studies will be made on an individual basis and is not guaranteed.
In order to meet health requirements for working in teaching hospitals and professional placement sites and for protection of other students and themselves, students in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics need to comply with certain precautionary procedures. These consist of confidential tests for immune status (including blood tests and skin tests), receiving vaccines and having x-rays where the evidence indicates these are appropriate and there are no specific contraindications in individual cases.
Prospective students should note that on enrolment, students are provided with detailed written information and, as appropriate, counselling about the effect that HIV or hepatitis B infection may have on the ability of health care workers to practise their profession. Additional information is provided to students in their third year when they are in contact with patients as part of their clinical studies.
This policy is in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council advice that educational institutions training students in health sciences should ensure that such students are protected as far as possible by vaccination against risks of infection.
The faculty recommends that all students accept responsibility for having up-to-date immunisations before commencing the course. Recommended immunisations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis and hepatitis B.
Organisations that host clinical and community placements require students to have current Police and Working with Children checks regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain Police checks prior to undertaking their course. Working with Children checks are valid for five years and are available free. Police checks must be applied and paid for annually, however, in some community partnered programs there may be a requirement to have a police check renewed every six months.
This course requires students to undertake off-campus supervised practice placements. In the practice setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. Attendance is mandatory for the practice component of each unit. Placement may occur in metropolitan and rural settings.
Where a student's skill or knowledge is found to be inadequate, access to the placement component of the unit will be denied. A student may be withdrawn from a practicum if required skills, knowledge and professional behaviour are deemed inadequate, or on other grounds deemed appropriate by the head of school.
Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses during clinical placement. Uniforms and accessories are required for clinical placements and students will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement.
This course meets the accreditation requirements of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).
The Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics is an innovative, partially integrated four year undergraduate degree commencing in 2012. The curriculum is integrated so that learning is consistently placed within the context of nutrition and dietetic practice in a variety of settings.
The three years are primarily conducted at the University and the last eighteen months are spent primarily in the professional placement setting at sites managed by our placement partners. These include clinical, food service, community nutrition and public health nutrition settings. Students complete 13 compulsory units that fulfill the Dietitians of Association of Australia Entry Level Competencies. Units range between 6-18 credit points.
Students may exit with a Bachelor of Nutrition Science after successful completion of three years of the course.
Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics