UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Nutrition and Dietetics 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
place
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480758  4F 87.25 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Recommended studies: Chemistry. Applicants who have not previously studied Chemistry are encouraged to take a bridging course in chemistry at the University in January and February before the commencement of the University year. Read 'Bridging courses'.

Major studies: Nutrition and dietetics.

Practical experience: Students will complete substantial supervised practice in a variety of settings both locally and within NSW as part of their program. Rural placements will be mandatory. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for professional experience will be the responsibility of the student.

Students in this program will be required to spend a period of time in one of the rural health centres in the University's Department of Rural Health, based in the New England area in rural NSW, or in the Central Coast Clinical Unit based in Gosford. While attending these centres, students are responsible for all travel, accommodation and related expenses. Applicants should be aware of this requirement when applying for entry to the B Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Honours: Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program will be invited to undertake the honours stream in the fourth year of the program.

Professional recognition: Accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Career opportunities: Examples include dietitians in public and private hospitals, community health centres, nursing homes, the food industry and private practice. Clinical dietitians focus on the nutritional needs of individuals. Community and public health dietitians and nutritionists work in multidisciplinary teams focusing on the assessment of community nutrition needs, health promotion and the development of nutrition policies and education programs. Food service managers are based in hospitals, nursing homes and private practice and need special skills in quantity food production, food delivery systems and management.

Additional information: The program is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills and students spend considerable time studying both the social and biomedical sciences.

The B Nutrition and Dietetics program and future professional practice is demanding. Prospective students should note that the program requires each student to undertake extensive practical/clinical experience. The award of the degree depends on the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components.

Students in this program will be required to spend a period of time in one of the rural health centres in the University of Newcastle's Department of Rural Health, based in Tamworth in rural NSW or in the Central Coast Clinical Unit based in Gosford. While attending these centres, students are responsible for all travel, accommodation and related expenses.

This program requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by the NSW Ministry of Health, including policies around criminal record checking. These requirements may or may not include a WorkCover-approved first aid certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements.

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