Public Health Nutrition, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T068

Previous Code:  ST3079.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

This postgraduate major is designed for science graduates seeking to further their career in public health and health promotion; working in a variety of settings, such as local, state or national health organisations, non-government organisations, population health units, community health centres, and international aid agencies. Roles may include health promotion officer, research and evaluation officer, monitoring and surveillance officer, and health policy officer. This major builds an integrated understanding of relevant aspects of community and public health nutrition and its interrelation with other relevant disciplines. A capstone subject involving a public health nutrition research project allows students to integrate their knowledge and skills developed from the whole program and build on research skills that are scaffolded through the curriculum.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Mark Williams

Major Structure

Qualification for the award of Master of Science (Public Health Nutrition) requires the successful completion of 160 credit points comprising:

  • 20 credit points of core subjects,
  • 20 credit points of research capstone subjects,
  • 40 credit points of major subjects as follows
Subject Title Credit Points
HLTH 7003Community and Public Health Nutrition10
PUBH 7031Health Systems and Policy10
HLTH 7011Nutritional Assessment Methods10
HLTH 7010Nutrition Promotion10
Total Credit Points40
  • and at least 40 credit points from Alternate Pool 1 and up to 40 credit points from Alternate Pool 2.

Students should note that the subjects available in Alternate Pool 1 and Alternate Pool 2 are listed under the Structure tab of the Master of Science page.

Recommended Sequence

Master of Science full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
HLTH 7003 Community and Public Health Nutrition 10
HLTH 7011 Nutritional Assessment Methods 10
Select two alternate subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
PUBH 7031 Health Systems and Policy 10
HLTH 7010 Nutrition Promotion 10
MATH 7016 The Nature of Data 10
Select one alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
NATS 7055 Experiment Design and Project Management 10
Select three alternate subjects 30
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Select 20 credit points from the following (note that MSc Research Project is a 20 credit point subject): 20
MSc Research Project  
Industry Project  
Industry Project (Extended)  
Professional Topic  
Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies  
Select two alternate subjects 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Master of Science full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
PUBH 7031 Health Systems and Policy 10
HLTH 7010 Nutrition Promotion 10
MATH 7016 The Nature of Data 10
Select one alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
HLTH 7003 Community and Public Health Nutrition 10
NATS 7055 Experiment Design and Project Management 10
HLTH 7011 Nutritional Assessment Methods 10
Select one alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
Select 20 credit points from the following (note that MSc Research Project is a 20 credit point subject): 20
MSc Research Project  
Industry Project  
Industry Project (Extended)  
Professional Topic  
Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies  
Select two alternate subjects 20
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select four alternate subjects 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Major in other programs: full-time start-year intake

Students undertaking the major as part of a postgraduate program other than the Master of Science must complete 40 credit points of major subjects as follows.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
HLTH 7003 Community and Public Health Nutrition 10
HLTH 7011 Nutritional Assessment Methods 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
PUBH 7031 Health Systems and Policy 10
HLTH 7010 Nutrition Promotion 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40

Major in other programs: full-time mid-year intake

Students undertaking the major as part of a postgraduate program other than the Master of Science must complete 40 credit points of major subjects as follows.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
PUBH 7031 Health Systems and Policy 10
HLTH 7010 Nutrition Promotion 10
 Credit Points20
Autumn session
HLTH 7003 Community and Public Health Nutrition 10
HLTH 7011 Nutritional Assessment Methods 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points40

Equivalent Subject

The subject listed below counts towards completion of this major for students who passed this subject in 2021 or earlier.

ENGR 7018 - Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies, replaced by NATS 7057 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

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