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Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition

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Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition

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CSU's Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition aims to develop in graduates a level of knowledge, understanding and skills in appropriate aspects of food and nutrition and its scientific basis to enable them to work in multidisciplinary teams in a range of health and industrial settings.

  • Why study this course?

    The course provides graduates with a level of knowledge, understanding and skills in food and nutrition and its scientific basis to enable them to work in multidisciplinary teams in a range of health and community settings. Graduates are able to apply scientific knowledge of the physiological and biochemical processes relevant to human nutrition to assessing the nutritional value of natural and manufactured foods; understand the social, cultural, psychological, environmental, economic and political complexities of food systems from an individual, group, community and population perspective; understand food and nutrition policy, food safety and food laws and regulation; develop evidence based, sustainable, culturally and socially appropriate interventions to provide a safe and nutritious food supply and to improve nutritional status of individuals, groups, communities and populations; and communicate findings in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.

    Graduates should be able to:

    • demonstrate an in-depth scientific knowledge of the underlying physiological and biochemical processes relevant to human nutrition
    • apply this knowledge to assist in assessing the nutritional value of natural and manufactured foods
    • demonstrate a scientific understanding of the food processing industry, food manufacture, food microbiology and food laws and regulation
    • apply this knowledge to develop plans to provide safe and nutritious food supply and develop a basic risk management plan for a safe and nutritious food supply
    • appreciate the social, cultural psychological, environmental, economic and political factors of food and food use
    • demonstrate an understanding of food systems, food use and food and nutrition policy
    • apply the use and appropriately identify dietary methodology to collect retrospective, current and prospective food and nutrient and food intake patterns
    • estimate nutrient intake of individuals using food composition tables and or / nutrient data bases and compare with Nutrient Reference Values (NFV) or estimated requirements
    • apply such background knowledge and attitudes to assist in competently assessing the nutritional status of individuals and communities;
    • estimate opportunities to improve nutrition and food supply in a community or population group
    • demonstrate an ability to identify and develop nutritional education resource material.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    This course, of 32 points duration, consists of 4 x 8 point compulsory subjects as follows:

    BMS208 Human Nutrition
    NUT320 Food Intake Analysis and Meal Planning
    NUT405 Food Systems, People and Health
    NUT406 People, Nutrition and Local Food Environments

    Enrolment pattern

    Session 1 (S1)
    NUT405 Food Systems, People and Health
    NUT320 Food Intake Analysis and Meal Planning

    Session 2 (S2)
    BMS208 Human Nutrition
    NUT406 People, Nutrition and Local Food Environments

  • Admission information

    Applicants to this course will have completed a 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree. An understanding of introductory human physiology is assumed and applicants who lack prior study in this area may be advised to undertake additional study prior to commencing this course.

    Applicants should submit transcripts as evidence of prior study.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPPGYYNOSPN

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    Students must successfully complete 32 points of compulsory subjects in order to be eligible to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Human Nutrition. 

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    This course is not available to international students.

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School

    School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

    The School of Dentistry and Health Sciences brings together CSU’s rich history of health professional education in dentistry, oral health therapy and medical radiation science. The School is committed to research, high quality teaching and service to students and to rural and regional communities. Students have the opportunity to develop their hands-on skills in CSU’s state-of-the-art simulation clinic, dental technology / clinical support laboratory, biodental science learning suite and anatomy teaching facilities. The School operates out of facilities at several CSU campuses, largely in Orange and Wagga Wagga. Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Dubbo campuses are also home to additional dental clinical facilities.

  • Preparing for Study

    We recommend the following STUDY LINK subjects for this course:

    • SSS034 - Essay Writing - Style and Structure
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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