Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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
Offered bySchool of Primary Health Care


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Studies in nutrition science and nutrition and dietetics at Monash University provides students with a comprehensive education that taps into the multi-faceted discipline of human nutrition and includes an appreciation of the broad scope of food in society, in-depth knowledge of nutritional and biomedical science and the role of nutrition in health and disease.

The scientific content has a strong emphasis on developing research skills and personal and professional development is a concurrent theme throughout the courses enabling graduates to effectively communicate nutrition research and public health messages to both experts and lay people in their chosen career paths.

Depending on the course students will either gain practical experience in a range of professional placement settings including healthcare settings or will undertake an independent nutrition research project.

Graduates will be well equipped to take advantage of a broad range of future vocational and academic opportunities in an area of study that draws from many disciplines, but has a strong basis in science. In addition, the degrees provide excellent preparation for postgraduate study in a variety of areas including research, public health and dietetics.


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

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Relevant courses

  • 4530 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)
  • 3956 Bachelor of Nutrition Science
  • 3865 Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours)