Specialisation

Major - Human Nutrition

Western Sydney University Major Code: MT3044.1

Status: CURRENT
This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.


Related Courses

3754.2 Bachelor of Science
3755.2 Bachelor of Medical Science
3758.2 Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science
6042.2 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science
6043.2 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of 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.


A Human Nutrition Major in Medical Science uses biology, chemistry and physiology to develop concepts in food and nutrient form and function in relation to human metabolism and physiology. This major takes students through the ingestion, digestion, absorption, storage and utilization of proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and trace element. Students learn how these nutrients can be managed with respect to appetite, exercise, health and disease as well as develop a wide range of laboratory and research skills. Students will also develop critical analytical skills to assess and implement recommendations for testing, monitoring and community education. All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Christine Hutchison
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Christine Hutchison
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Christine Hutchison

Major Structure

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Human Nutrition requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below:

Bachelor of Medical Science

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300808 Introductory Chemistry
301254 Concepts in Human Physiology

Choose one of

300672 Mathematics 1A
300931 Integrated Science
200263 Biometry

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
301451 Essential Chemistry
301444 Introduction to Food Science

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

301460 Biochemistry
301452 Innovative Foods

And two electives

Spring session

301270 Human Systems Physiology 2
300848 Metabolism
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300893 Topics in Medical Science
301458 Global Nutrition and Food

And two electives

Spring session

300908 Applied Nutrition
301457 Nutrition, Health and Disease

And two electives

Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Human Nutrition requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

300811 Scientific Literacy
300808 Introductory Chemistry
301254 Concepts in Human Physiology

Choose one of

300672 Mathematics 1A
300831 Quantitative Thinking
200263 Biometry

Spring session

300816 Cell Biology
301451 Essential Chemistry
301444 Introduction to Food Science

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

301460 Biochemistry
301452 Innovative Foods
300937 Advanced Science Project A

And one elective

Spring session

301270 Human Systems Physiology 2
300848 Metabolism
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science
300938 Advanced Science Project B

Year 3

Autumn session

300893 Topics in Medical Science
301458 Global Nutrition and Food
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Spring session

300908 Applied Nutrition
301457 Nutrition, Health and Disease
301258 Advanced Science Research Project C

And one elective

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science

Full-time

YEAR ONE – COLLEGE UNITS

Standard 3 terms year

Preparatory unit

700043 Chemistry (WSTC Prep)

Eight university level units

700125 Cell Biology (WSTC)
700122 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC)
700124 Scientific Literacy (WSTC)
700095 Biodiversity (WSTC)
700123 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC)
700155 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC)
700295 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC)
700266 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC)

Year 2

Autumn session

301460 Biochemistry
301452 Innovative Foods

And two electives

Spring

301270 Human Systems Physiology 2
300848 Metabolism
301261 Complex Case Studies in Science

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

300893 Topics in Medical Science
301458 Global Nutrition and Food

And two electives

Spring session

300908 Applied Nutrition
301457 Nutrition, Health and Disease

And two electives



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