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Master of Dietetic Practice

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Dietetic Practice is a two-year full-time degree that aims to give students with a relevant undergraduate degree the opportunity to obtain a professional qualification as a dietitian.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
HMDP, 071313F
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Master of Dietetic Practice is a two-year full-time degree that aims to give students with a relevant undergraduate degree the opportunity to obtain a professional qualification as a dietitian. The course provides a background in individual case management, clinical dietetic practice, community and public health nutrition and food service management, with a focus on evidence-based practice in nutrition and dietetics. Dietitians have a key role in the nutrition management of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, malnutrition, food allergy and intolerance. Dietitians are active in the prevention of many diseases and conditions through nutrition education, health promotion and advocacy. They may work independently or as members of health care teams. Dietitians are also involved in research, food industry and health services management. The course aims to prepare graduates for entry-level roles in all areas of dietetics, including patient/client care in hospitals, private practice, community nutrition and public health and food service. Dietitians also work in a range of other fields including research, teaching and training, management, writing, media, marketing, public relations and the food industry (including product development, food regulation, safety, consumer nutrition education and nutrition marketing). Students in this course will acquire and apply knowledge of food, food science and nutrition, develop practical skills of dietetic management of health and disease and develop skills in research and evidence- based practice in dietetics.

Entry requirements

Health sciences courses
Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Bundoora

Course structure

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at La Trobe University.
79.8%
Overall satisfaction
78.7%
Skill scale
67%
Teaching scale
81.5%
Employed full-time
$66.3k
Average salary