Human Nutrition

      What will I study?


      Building on basic sciences, you’ll look at the many different facets of nutrition, from biochemistry and physiology through to food production and nutritional regulation.

      You’ll cover topics such as human food history, nutritional guidance approaches, nutrition needs at various life-stages, sports nutrition, the intestinal microbiome, nutrition in disease, and nutritional policy.

      Your major structure

      This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Biomedicine or the Bachelor of Science.


      In your first year you will study 75 points of core subjects (usually six subjects) that most Biomedicine students will take to build an understanding of the structure and function of the body and consideration of the determinants of health and disease, including genetic and environmental influences. You will also undertake breadth studies.

      In second year you will study 50 points of core subjects made up of two semester long subjects as well as elective subjects in biomedicine or science disciplines and breadth studies.

      In your third year you will study 25 points (usually two subjects) of Biomedicine core subjects and 50 points (usually four subjects) that is deep and specialised study in human nutrition, as well as other elective or breadth studies.


      In your first and second years you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major, including biology, chemistry and foundational human nutrition subjects.

      In your third year, you will complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in human nutrition.

      Throughout your degree you will also take science elective subjects and breadth (non-science) subjects, in addition to your major subjects and prerequisites