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Master of Dietetic Practice
at La Trobe University

Melbourne, Australia

  • Tuition Fee AU$ 45,600
  • Country Rank-
  • Duration18 Months
  • Score IELTS: 7 TOEFL: 98

Program Overview

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.

Students will undertake professional practice placements over 100 days during the course. Clinical placements often occur outside normal University semester periods. Students are required to undertake placements in a variety of settings, including 60 days of individual dietetic case management (medical nutrition therapy), 20 days of community care and 20 days of food service management.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Cost Of Studying At La Trobe University

Interest rates as low as 8.9% *


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