Postgraduate Admission Pathway - Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) - 1 year pathway

Western Sydney University Postgraduate Admission Pathway Code: A4043.1

Related Courses

3749.1 Master of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

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.

Postgraduate Admission Pathway Structure

Applicants must have an Honours, Graduate Diploma or higher in science, health science, medical science or engineering with a major in food science, food technology, food engineering, human nutrition, dietetics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, or chemical engineering.

Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) 80 credit points

Core Units

Students must complete the following core units

301186 Community and Public Health Nutrition
401077 Introduction to Biostatistics
401076 Introduction to Epidemiology
301184 Nutritional Assessment Methods
301185 Nutrition Promotion
400416 Public Health, Policy and Society

Capstone Research Unit

Students must complete at least 20 credit points from the following units

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

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