The Master of Dietetics (MDiet) degree is an academic and professional dietetic training course which prepares graduates to work as dietitians in New Zealand. This full time, two-year course encompasses specialist papers in clinical nutrition, public health, food service, professional skills, research thesis preparation, a block placement and a research project.
The first year of the programme is taught in Dunedin. Early Learning in Dietetics (practical experience placements) will be completed under the supervision of dietetic tutors in hospital, community, public health and foodservice environments. The second year consists of one semester of placements and one semester of research in one of a number of centres.
Year One HUND 471 Clinical Nutrition (30 Points) HUND 472 Public Health Dietetics (20 Points) HUND 473 Food Service Management (20 Points) HUND 475 Applied Dietetics (20 Points) HUND 5A Thesis Part A (30 Points)
Year Two HUND 477 Professional Placement (60 Points) HUND 5B Thesis Part B (60 Points)
Structure of the Programme
The programme of study shall consist of papers and a thesis to a total value of 240 points as set down in the MDiet Schedule. A candidate must pass all the papers in Year One and also demonstrate the required level of professional behaviour before proceeding to Year Two.
Admission to the programme shall be determined by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) on the advice of the Dietetics Admission Committee. Every applicant must either: be a graduate, or: have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
Recipient: University of Otago
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