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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Health Sciences - Nutrition (Specialisation)

Course code: #2252

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Health Sciences - Nutrition (Specialisation)

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $38,160 AUD

  • Application fee

    $100 AUD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    2 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    055897K

Highlights
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Options
Industry Placement

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Summer-February 30-November-2021 2021-11-30
Winter-July 31-May-2022 2022-05-31
Summer-February 30-November-2022 2022-11-30
Winter-July 31-May-2023 2023-05-31

Overview

Bachelor of Health Sciences - Nutrition (Specialisation)

Build the foundations for a successful career in health or medicine as you gain a perspective on human health, from the cell to public policy.

A Bachelor of Health Sciences from UQ equips you to make a difference to the lives of many, with a program created in consultation with the health industry.

The degree includes study in biomedical sciences, public health, preventative health, the business of health and professional practice. It is also flexible, designed to prepare you for a clinical or non-clinical career. In your third year you'll undertake 90 hours of practical (non-clinical) placement to gain hands-on industry experience.

For non-clinical students, it provides access to careers in the planning and delivery of efficient public health programs and policies, and enrolment in postgraduate degrees such as the Master of Public Health.

Students seeking a clinical career may complete this program and then, subject to meeting entry requirements, enrol in a clinical postgraduate degree such as the Doctor of Medicine, Master of Occupational Therapy Studies or Master of Dietetics Studies.

For students with provisional entry to the Doctor of Medicine, this is a recognised pathway, providing future medical practitioners with a solid grounding in biomedical sciences, public health, healthcare ethics, behavioural sciences and the healthcare system.

Program highlights:

  • Learn the most relevant, up-to-date theory from some of the country’s leading experts in health.
  • Gain hands-on experience to help you graduate job-ready.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to choose a clinical or non-clinical career path.

 

Nutrition:

For a successful future in nutrition or diet, you need an understanding of nutrition sciences to achieve healthy eating outcomes and reduce the burden of diet-related disease.

This major includes studies in biomedical science, biochemistry, nutrition science, behavioural sciences and food sciences, and the political, environmental, commercial and social factors affecting food supply, choices and health. It also covers health systems, public and Indigenous health.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$52,720

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,424
Accommodation 1 bed room $14,560
Tuition 1 person $38,160

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • Transcript
  • Award / Testamur
  • English language Test
  • Curriculum Vita / Work Reference
  • Passport / National ID card
  • GTE Checklist
  • GTE Assessment Form
  • Other Supporting Document/s

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

87
19
listening
21
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

64
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

The Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) offers English language courses that can help you meet UQ's English language requirements.

Package offers:

If you meet all the academic entry requirements for your preferred UQ program, but need help to meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for a package offer.

A package offer includes:

  • an English language course at UQ's Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE), and
  • a conditional offer of admission to a UQ program.

When you apply for your UQ program, indicate that you want to apply for a package offer. Don't apply directly to ICTE.

You still need to provide evidence of your current English language ability (e.g. IELTS or another recognised test). We will assess your skills and place you in the best English course for your level.

Depending on your current English level you will be offered a place in one of the following English language pathways:

  • Bridging English (BE) – study for between 10 and 30 weeks. You can use the final assessment to satisfy the English language entry requirements for your UQ program.

Entry requirements:

You need to meet the academic requirements for entry to the UQ program and be within the specified range of English language proficiency for that program. Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 or recognised equivalent for most programs, with some programs requiring a higher level.

  • General English (GE) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – study for between 5 and 45 weeks. Take an approved English language test at ICTE at the end of the course to show you meet UQ's English language entry requirements.

Entry requirements:

General English (GE): IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 4.5

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has three entry points – IELTS 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0. 

Bridging English (BE): Minimum entry is IELTS 5.0 (or recognised equivalent) for most UQ programs, with some UQ programs requiring a higher level.


Academic background and requirement

Prerequisites:

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C). It is highly recommended that students undertake one of Year 12 (or equivalent) Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics.

Equivalent subjects:

SubjectQualification equivalent
BiologyCombined Science or Biology
ChemistryCombined Science or Chemistry
Grade requirement60% pass
PhysicsCombined Science or Physics

 

If you need help meeting the entry requirements for your preferred program, the university offers a range of pathways to upgrade your qualifications and English language proficiency.

Choosing a pathway:

The best pathway for you will depend on your previous study and the entry requirements you need to meet.

  • Increase your entry score:
     

To increase your entry score, you may be able to complete a:

  1. foundation program, or
  2. tertiary studies pathway.

 

  • Meet subject prerequisites:

To meet a subject prerequisite, you may be able to complete a:

  1. foundation program, or
  2. tertiary studies pathway.

 

  • Meet all minimum entry requirements:
     

To meet all minimum entry requirements, you may be able to complete a foundation program.

  • Improve your English language proficiency

 

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

 

Placements and work experience:

HLTH3001 Practicum in Health Sciences has been developed to provide final year Health Science students with hands-on experience in a health-related work environment. The placement uses the student's accumulated knowledge and skill base and prepares them for future employment within the health care industry. 

The placement delivers important vocational skills and provides students with complementary workplace-based experience.  Students are required to hold a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) and have received a Hepatitis B vaccination.

Career opportunities

  • Nutritionist
  • Dietitian
  • Diabetes educator
  • Naturopath
  • Nutrition scientist

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