If you're serious about boosting your career options or taking your learning to the next level, an accredited online qualification through Open Universities Australia is the way to go.
The Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate award which normally requires 3 years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. In your first year of study you will develop the essential skills of critical thinking, research, evaluation and reflection. You will continue to apply and develop these skills throughout your degree. You will gain in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation in your Major subjects.
Your first year (Part I) consists of a combination of Major subjects (Core), a Transition subject (Core), a Breadth subject (Core), specified electives and your choice of general elective subjects. Years two and three (Part II) of your degree comprise the balance of your degree and consists of the Major subjects (which give you the in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialisation), Research Skills subjects (Core), Breadth Subjects (Core) and your own choice of general elective subjects.
The four Majors that Murdoch University offers through OUA enable you to develop expertise in in Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism; International Aid and Development; Community Development; and Sustainable Development. You can choose to study a single major or combine two for a double major.
Nutritionists help translate nutritional science for the lay public and advise the community about good food choices for healthy eating. To do this, nutritionists consider the nutritive value of foods, the nutrients bodies need at different stages of development, and the role nutrients and diet play in health and in disease prevention. They can also do research: for example working on new food products, or examining the relationships between nutrients/dietary patterns and disease (however, they do not help treat disease through nutrition – this is the role of dietitians).
The Bachelor of Food and Nutrition aims to provide graduates with a thorough understanding of food and human nutrition, as preparation for careers in various fields related to the promotion of health at individual and community levels. During the degree, students will study biosciences, principles of nutrition, food science and food skills, nutrition and disease, nutritional needs over the lifespan and for sports performance, and the social and public health aspects of nutrition.
Please note: La Trobe students studying on campus who wish to do individual subjects need to apply for the La Trobe On Campus to Online degree.
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The Master of Public Health is a multidisciplinary health degree designed for public health practitioners and others wanting to develop skills and knowledge in public health. Students undertake a number of core subjects covering a broad range of public health issues combined with specialist knowledge in one of the following stream: Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Health Policy and Management; Health Promotion; Public Health. There is a choice of undertaking either a dissertation or a smaller research project combined with further degreework.
Students can enter the degree at one of three levels, the Graduate Certificate in Public Health; the Graduate Diploma in Public Health; or the Master of Public Health. The degree structure is integrated to enable students to move, if accepted into a higher level degree, from the Graduate Certificate level to the Graduate Diploma level and/or to the Master of Public Health.