Human Nutrition, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T125

Previous code:  MT3044.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes, however the following restrictions apply. 

This testamur major is available as an elective major for Bachelor of Science students only.

A Human Nutrition Major in Medical Science uses biology, chemistry and physiology to develop concepts in food and nutrient form and function in relation to human metabolism and physiology. This major takes students through the ingestion, digestion, absorption, storage and utilization of proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and trace element. Students learn how these nutrients can be managed with respect to appetite, exercise, health and disease as well as develop a wide range of laboratory and research skills. Students will also develop critical analytical skills to assess and implement recommendations for testing, monitoring and community education. All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet program requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Christine Hutchison
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Christine Hutchison
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Christine Hutchison

Recommended Sequence

All students must complete 60 credit points of study at Level 3 to meet course requirements. Students will need to select at least 10 credit points of elective study at Level 3 to meet this requirement.

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Human Nutrition requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
BIOS 1033 Concepts in Human Physiology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics 1A  
Integrated Science  
Biometry  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
CHEM 1012 Essential Chemistry 10
PROC 1005 Introduction to Food Science 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
BIOS 2042 Biochemistry 10
PROC 2002 Innovative Foods 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 2035 Human Systems Physiology 2 10
BIOS 2021 Metabolism 10
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3040 Topics in Medical Science 10
HLTH 3020 Global Nutrition and Food 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HLTH 3001 Applied Nutrition 10
HLTH 3019 Nutrition, Health and Disease 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science with a major in Human Nutrition requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
NATS 1019 Scientific Literacy 10
CHEM 1008 Introductory Chemistry 10
BIOS 1033 Concepts in Human Physiology 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics 1A  
Quantitative Thinking  
Biometry  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BIOS 1012 Cell Biology 10
CHEM 1012 Essential Chemistry 10
PROC 1005 Introduction to Food Science 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
BIOS 2042 Biochemistry 10
PROC 2002 Innovative Foods 10
NATS 2001 Advanced Science Project A 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 2035 Human Systems Physiology 2 10
BIOS 2021 Metabolism 10
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
NATS 2002 Advanced Science Project B 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3040 Topics in Medical Science 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
HLTH 3020 Global Nutrition and Food 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HLTH 3001 Applied Nutrition 10
HLTH 3019 Nutrition, Health and Disease 10
NATS 3043 Advanced Science Research Project C 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science

Qualification for the award of Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science with a major in Human Nutrition requires the successful completion of 250 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
Year 1: College subjects  
Standard 3-term year  
Preparatory subject  
CHEM 0001 Chemistry (WSTC Prep) 10
Eight university-level subjects  
BIOS 1014 Cell Biology (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1006 Essential Chemistry 2 (WSTC) 10
NATS 1020 Scientific Literacy (WSTC) 10
BIOS 1003 Biodiversity (WSTC) 10
MATH 1027 Quantitative Thinking (WSTC) 10
CHEM 1009 Introductory Chemistry (WSTC) 10
NATS 1021 Concepts in Human Physiology (WSTC) 10
NATS 1002 Concepts in Human Anatomy (WSTC) 10
 Credit Points90
Year 2
Autumn session
BIOS 2042 Biochemistry 10
PROC 2002 Innovative Foods 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
NATS 2035 Human Systems Physiology 2 10
BIOS 2021 Metabolism 10
NATS 3044 Complex Case Studies in Science 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
NATS 3040 Topics in Medical Science 10
HLTH 3020 Global Nutrition and Food 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
HLTH 3001 Applied Nutrition 10
HLTH 3019 Nutrition, Health and Disease 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points250