Major - Nutrition and Physiology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3058.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

3678.1 Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The study of nutrition and human physiology incorporates knowledge of human biology and biochemistry to understand how the body utilizes nutrients and related substances for optimal health throughout the lifecycle. This major also addresses the physiological and nutritional foundations for understanding the nature of food and the physiological and epidemiological relationships between food, nutrients and components of food and common diet-related diseases prevalent in Australia. This major is recommended for students seeking an in-depth understanding of diet-related health issues and intending to work in allied or community health, education, or seeking further graduate studies in nutrition, dietetics or public health.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Rosalie Durham

Major Structure

Students must complete eight units from the following, with at least three units from Level 3

Level 1

300818 Introduction to Physiology

Level 2

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes
300848 Metabolism

Choose two of

300933 Nutrition and Health 1
300934 Nutrition and Health 2
300928 Consumer Issues in Nutrition

Level 3

300851 Advanced Physiology

Choose two of

300908 Applied Nutrition
300917 Global Nutrition, Food and Community
300871 Culinary Science

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