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Major

Human Nutrition

      What will I study?

      Overview

      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

      You can study this major through the Bachelor of Biomedicine or the Bachelor of Science.

      BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICINE

      You will take 10 core subjects (150 points) across your degree that will 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 (6 in first year, 2 in second year and 2 in third year).

      In third year you will also complete 50 points (four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in Human Nutrition. To complete this major you will also need to select a pre-requisite subject (12.5 points) in your second year.

      Throughout your degree you will also take elective and breadth (non-science) subjects.

      BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

      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.

      Note that the third-year core subjects for this major will be offered for the first time in 2020.

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