Undertake advanced studies in nutrition and dietetics, the
pathophysiology of nutrition-related illnesses, health promotion,
communication skills, and clinical, community and public health
nutrition skills. The course aims to train nutritionists and dietitians
who are able to integrate and apply their knowledge, skills and
attributes to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment
of illness by optimising the nutrition of communities and individuals.
Graduates are able to use scientific principles and critical
thinking skills to consider the wider environment affecting food supply
and eating behaviours and to evaluate new developments in this rapidly
The course is offered by Flinders University’s College of Nursing
and Health Sciences and is founded on practices designed to encourage
lifelong learning in the practice of nutrition and dietetics. A wide
variety of teaching and learning strategies are employed, including
lectures, tutorials, field placements, site visits, food practicals and
student seminars and presentations.
A variety of assessment methods is used, including peer and
self-assessment and competency-based assessment of field placements.
Particular emphasis is given to the provision of practice-focused
learning strategies (eg case studies, role-plays, simulated counselling
and group sessions).
Consistent with the postgraduate level of the course, cooperative
and self-directed learning will be encouraged and you will have the
opportunity to negotiate sections of curriculum learning strategies and
assessment in some topics.