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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this course 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 course.

Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty 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.

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Credit points


Abbreviated title




Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Professor Helen Truby and Dr Kate Huggins

Admission and fees

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Course type

Bachelor's one-year honours

Standard duration

1 year FT

Students have a maximum of two years to complete this course and enrolment must be continuous.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)


Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours)


This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in human nutrition and health for high achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, or a comparable degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project on your selected topic, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher level research in human nutrition and health.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

  1. critically review the scientific literature in your discipline
  2. understand the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a research project
  3. develop a proposal for a research project and apply for ethics committee approval
  4. execute and analyse a research project, or a set of studies
  5. be proficient in computer based data manipulation, analysis, presentation and word
  6. write up scientific work in a report suitable to submit for publication
  7. demonstrate communication skills in both oral and written presentation to a specialist scientific audience
  8. refine or acquire a range of technical skills appropriate to your project
  9. gain insight into the research process in an area relating to the health sciences.


This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. You will develop advanced theoretical knowledge and research methodologies appropriate to your area of focus and plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.


This course comprises 48 points including a blend of research (42 points) and coursework (6 points):

  • NUT4111 Research skills (6 points)
  • NUT4121 Honours research project 1 (18 points)
  • NUT4122 Honours research project 2 (24 points)

Progression to further studies

Satisfactory completion of this course may provide credit toward a Monash master's by coursework degree and will provide the preparation necessary to undertake a master's by research degree or a doctorate (PhD) degree.