Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) (M3T4)

Overview  2019

ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

: 65

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

: 65

Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1
NOTE: This course is now in teach-out, new applicants please refer to the Bachelor of Nutrition Science (53H).

A nutritionist has the expertise to provide a range of evidence-based nutrition services related to nutrition, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) will provide innovative and entrepreneurial ideas on how to develop a career in nutrition and how to create your own opportunities within your community from local, national and global perspectives.

Learn to create, plan and communicate high quality healthcare and health research and learn about the psychology behind health and lifestyle choices of communities that impact their connection to food. You will also learn about the security and access to food, and the social responsibility of a nutritionist.

This course also provides clear career pathways for graduates seeking employment or postgraduate study in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics to deliver a high quality health service in a variety of settings.

1. Exhibit depth and breadth of health science knowledge and skills by:

- Demonstrating knowledge and skills across the range of foundational disciplinary and cross-disciplinary curriculum areas;

- Demonstrating well-developed knowledge and skills through a specialised elective stream in health and lifestyle or bioscience.

2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of health science by:
- Analysing aspects of health and explaining why these current aspects of health are contestable and open to research and further enquiry;
- Creating, planning, and justifying high quality healthcare and health research supported by well-developed reasoning.

3. Communicate effectively by:
- Demonstrating literacy across a broad range of communication modes and technologies in order to convey complex ideas to a range of audiences.
- Working responsibly to apply their knowledge and skills in individual and collaborative contexts.

4. Exhibit the ethical and professional practice which is central to health science discipline by:
- Demonstrating social responsibility including equity, social justice, inclusion, and acknowledgement of social and ethical implications of actions;
- Demonstrating that they know health science theory and practice from a local, national and global perspective, and the importance of inter-cultural competence in their professional lives.

Safety in Practice Compliance

All students enrolling in College of Health and Medicine programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements documentation.

Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements to see what's required.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health (Nutrition) will be well prepared for careers requiring knowledge of nutrition and health, and will be well suited to careers in areas including

  • Health educator or counsellor
  • Health promotion and communication officer
  • Case manager
  • Health service planning
  • Community engagement
  • Community development
  • Food policy
  • Food regulation
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Food laboratories and research institutes
  • Consumer education and awareness campaigns
  • Private practice
  • Nutrition counselling
  • Community nutrition

Graduates may also gain employment in the food industry where their knowledge of nutrition and food composition will facilitate the creation and marketing of food products that help to improve health.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) may enable graduates to become an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Further study opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to apply for higher degrees and honours programs in Nutrition or Masters of Dietetics.

Course structure

Students without the equivalent of Yr 12 or foundation chemistry, are highly recommended to enrol in KRA161 Chemistry for Life Sciences  as their elective choice in Year 1

Semester 1

This unit is designed to introduce you to knowledge relevant to the structure and function of the human body at the chemical and cellular level. Concepts in biological chemistry, cell metabolism, microscopy, cell biology and molecular and descriptive genetics will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce students to human cells and tissues and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, defence, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems in the human body. The unit will include: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors. Students are introduced to the types of measures that are used in reporting health information and the ways in which this information is presented and utilised. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choice of a Breadth unit or elective unit

Semester 2

Provides a basic introduction to biochemistry for students in health, exercise & marine sciences, complementing studies in cell biology and chemistry for life sciences. The unit also provides an introduction to metabolic biochemistry and molecular biology. It considers the basic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit sets the foundation for the study of food and its components. It will describe the role and function of macro and micronutrients essential for human health, their digestion and absorption, and relevance for the health of populations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems of the human body. The regulation of body temperature will also be studied in the unit. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choice of a Breadth unit or elective unit
Semester 1

Semester 1

This unit introduces students to the pathological processes underlying various human diseases. Students learn about common pathological conditions, their causes, including environmental factors and their consequences. A group project and presentation allows in-depth study of one disease process, its causes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the importance of physical activity for good health. Students will learn about the far-reaching effect of various types of physical activity on personal health, and the connection between inactivity and diseases and conditions (such as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides an in-depth study of the biochemistry of metabolic fuels with an emphasis on carbohydrates & lipids, associated metabolic reactions, pathways, enzymes and metabolic regulation.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide you with an overview of the nutrient needs of individuals for each of the major stages through the life cycle. By examining the recommended dietary intakes for each stage, common nutritional problems will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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Semester 2

This unit provides an overview of the origins and principles of health promotion and its rationale. Students will develop an understanding of the strategies, methods and theories, used in health promotion, to meet the needs of diverse population groups in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is a practical unit providing students with an overview of public health nutrition principles and practices. Students will develop an understanding of public health nutrition priorities such as obesity prevention; economic, geographically and socially disadvantaged communities; international nutrition; food…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Expands on the understanding of biochemistry obtained in CXA261 Metabolic Biochemistry, concentrated at a molecular level. The unit is a comprehensive study of regulation of cellular metabolism and signalling along with a detailed study of the molecular mechanisms of genetic…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit covers assessment of the nutritional status of individuals, communities, groups and populations using biochemical, anthropometric, clinical, food supply and dietary methods. In this unit students have the opportunity to examine a variety of approaches to measuring food and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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Semester 1

CXA3XX Directed study 1

This unit aims to explore the sustainability of the food supply and its impact on health. Students will learn about the components of the food supply system (from paddock to plate) and the factors, including economic, social, political and environmental…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

CXA385 Nutrition and Disease is designed to provide you with an increased understanding of metabolism in the human body and the role of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals in both health and under physiological stress of disease. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choice of a Breadth unit or elective unit

Semester 2

CXA3XX Directed study 2

This unit is focused on students' developing knowledge, skills, and competencies to critically evaluate current nutrition theories, guidelines and research in relation to exercise, health, fitness and sporting endeavours under the rubric of evidence-based outcomes in exercise and sport. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit sets the foundation for the study of food and its components. It will describe the role and function of macro and micro-nutrients essential for human health, their digestion and absorption, and relevance for the health of populations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choice of a Breadth unit or elective unit

Entry requirements

If you're interested in studying the Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition) you’ll need to meet the following requirements:

If you've just finished school

An ATAR score of 65 or higher, and have completed one of the following pre-requisite science or mathematics subjects (or equivalent) at AQF level 3:

  • Biology TQA3 (BIO315109)
  • Chemistry TQA3 (CHM315109)
  • Mathematics Applied TQC3 (MTA315109)
  • Mathematics Methods TQA3 (MTM315109)
  • Mathematics Specialised TQA3 (MTS315109)
  • Physics TQA3 (PHY315109)
  • Physical Sciences (PSC315114)
  • Sports Science TQA3(SPT315108)

If you're a mature age student

You will need to meet the following:

Safety in Practice Compliance

All students enrolling in Faculty of Health programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements compliance documentation.

This includes completing/providing:

  • national criminal history check;
  • working with children registration;
  • medical, physical and psychological capacity to safely undertake the Faculty of Health Mandatory Functional Requirements; and
  • infectious disease and immunisation status.

The Faculty assesses student compliance in accordance with the Safety in Practice Compliance and Risk Assessment Procedure. Without this documentation, students may be excluded from participating in their course.

Students must submit documentation complying with the Safety in Practice Requirements before:

  • semester one census date annually; or
  • in case of late enrolment, prior to beginning study.

The exceptions are the Working with Children Registration and Immunisation Record Card check, which must be completed 4 weeks prior to first PEP.

Credit for appropriate studies completed at TAFE and/or other university courses may be granted. You can apply for advanced standing as part of the application process, or it can be assessed independently via a separate application.

Please contact us for further information.

If you meet the minimum ATAR but haven't completed the required prerequisite unit(s), we offer Foundation Units to help you bridge the gap. These are offered at no cost to you (HECS-waived) and many run in spring and summer school so you can meet a prerequisite and not delay the start of your Bachelor level studies.

If you do not meet the ATAR, or you are a mature age student and do not meet the General Entry Requirements, you could consider enrolment in the Bachelor of Health and Community Care. This degree offers pathways to becoming an employable graduate in various health related fields or as a pathway to access other health courses.

Please contact us for further information.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
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Email
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