Specialisation

Postgraduate Specialisation - Public Health Nutrition

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Specialisation Code: ST3057.1

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


The Master of Science specialising in Public Health Nutrition is designed for human nutrition graduates seeking to further their career in public health and health promotion; working in a variety of settings, such as local, state or national health organisations, non-government organisations, population health units, community health centres, and international aid agencies. Roles may include, health promotion officer, research and evaluation officer, monitoring and surveillance officer, and health policy officer. The program draws on and complements the Master of Public Health, providing an attractive postgraduate pathway for students with prior nutrition knowledge. This specialisation build an integrated understanding of relevant aspects of community and public health nutrition and its interrelation with other relevant disciplines including, behavioural sciences and nutrition/health education, social sciences, economics, politics, food and nutrition systems, and public health systems. A capstone unit involving a public health nutrition research project allows students to integrate their knowledge and skills developed from the whole program and build on research skills that are scaffolded through the curriculum.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Professor Vijay Jayasena
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Professor Vijay Jayasena

Postgraduate Specialisation Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include five core units, one capstone unit (selected from two options), and two alternates.

Recommended sequence

Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) 160 credit points

Core units

Students must complete the following core units

301186 Community and Public Health Nutrition
301184 Nutritional Assessment Methods
400416 Public Health, Policy and Society
401076 Introduction to Epidemiology
301185 Nutrition Promotion

Capstone Research Unit

Students must complete at least one of the following units

400850 Professional Topic
401080 Research Protocol Design and Practice
401078 Research Project
401079 Dissertation (Full Time)
401282 Dissertation (Part Time)

401282 Dissertation (Part time) is completed over two teaching sessions, thus students will need to enrol twice in this unit.

Alternate units

Students select up to 100 credit points from the ‘Alternate Public Health Nutrition unit pool’ to complete 160 credit points

Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) 120 credit points

Core Units

Students must complete the following core units

301186 Community and Public Health Nutrition
301184 Nutritional Assessment Methods
400416 Public Health, Policy and Society
401076 Introduction to Epidemiology
301185 Nutrition Promotion

Capstone Research Unit

Students must complete at least one of the following units

400850 Professional Topic
401080 Research Protocol Design and Practice
401078 Research Project
401079 Dissertation (Full Time)
401282 Dissertation (Part Time)

401282 Dissertation (Part time) is completed over two teaching sessions, thus students will need to enrol twice in this unit.

Alternate units

Students select up to 60 credit points from the ‘Alternate Public Health Nutrition unit pool’ to complete 120 credit points

Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) 80 credit points

Core Units

Students must complete the following core units

301186 Community and Public Health Nutrition
301184 Nutritional Assessment Methods
400416 Public Health, Policy and Society
401076 Introduction to Epidemiology
301185 Nutrition Promotion

Capstone Research Unit

Students must complete at least one of the following units

400850 Professional Topic
401080 Research Protocol Design and Practice
401078 Research Project

Alternate units

Students select up to 20 credit points from the ‘Alternate Public Health Nutrition unit pool’ to complete 80 credit points

Alternate Public Health Nutrition unit pool (all Level 7)

400418 Health Advancement and Health Promotion
401077 Introduction to Biostatistics
400841 A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health
401238 Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
400844 Health Services and Facilities Planning
101636 Developing Sustainable Places
102180 Translation from Theory and Research to Policy
301004 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
400975 Ethics in Health Research
401081 Organisational Governance and Performance Management
400238 Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision
400837 Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care
400840 Communicable Diseases
400843 Health Workforce Planning
400846 Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care
400847 Surveillance and Disaster Planning
400967 Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems
401173 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
401179 Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology
401174 Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
401178 Controversies in Epidemiology
401175 Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology
401176 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
301044 Data Science
301114 The Nature of Data
301118 Genomic Data Science
301112 Visualisation
301116 Social Media Intelligence
200851 Innovation for New Markets
201022 Customer Experience
200852 Innovation, Creativity and Foresight
51240 Project Management
301180 Food Preservation and Packaging Technologies
301181 Food Evaluation
301182 Food Quality Management
301184 Nutritional Assessment Methods

Replaced Units

The alternate units listed below count towards completion of this specialisation for students who passed these units in 2018 or earlier.

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