Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Compulsory off-campus and out-of-hours placements may be a key component of courses undertaken in this area of study. Placements can occur in metropolitan or rural settings.


Studies in nutrition provide strong biomedical science training, development of research skills and a comprehensive understanding of the role of food in our society.

All students undertake studies in health promotion and public health, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics students will undertake a major community nutrition placement, as well as intensive full-time clinical and food service experience in a range of settings. Bachelor of Science students and honours students will undertake a research project which may be conducted in an on or off campus location.

Graduates will be well equipped to meet a broad range of vocational and academic opportunities and challenges. Graduates of Monash's bachelor degree in nutrition and dietetics will be eligible for membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia and can apply for Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) status. Graduates of the bachelor of nutrition science may be eligible to become an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia and eligible for an Accredited Nutritionist credential with the Dietitians Association of Australia.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

  • 3404 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 3956 Bachelor of Nutrition Science
  • 3865 The honours degree of Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics