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Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (PGDipDiet)

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Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for the PGDipDiet programme.

Overview

Dietetics is the profession which works with people to help them improve their health through nutrition. Dietitians plan, communicate, implement and evaluate effective nutritional management strategies based on current scientific evidence. If you are interested in people, food and nutrition then dietetics is the career for you. There are excellent work opportunities for dietitians in New Zealand. The New Zealand qualification is internationally recognised.

The six papers are usually taken over 18 months of full-time study. Formal learning sessions are held by teleconference and the Internet. Additionally, the programme has a large placement component where students work alongside practising dietitians. Students are located in one of five training centres: Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch or Dunedin. Local tutors in each of the training centres co-ordinate individual students' courses. This programme is available only in New Zealand.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (PGDipDiet) is also available through Distance Learning.

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Subject Area

Schedule of Requirements

Part 1 (a 38-week block taught via the Distance Teaching Network) Points

HUNX 471 Clinical Nutrition

HUNX 472 Public Health Dietetics

HUNX 473 Food Service Management

HUNX 474 Service Management

HUNX 475 Applied Dietetics

A candidate must pass all the papers in Part 1, and also demonstrate the required level of professional behaviour, before proceeding to Part 2.

40

20

20

20

20

Part 2 (13 weeks)  

HUNX 480 Dietetic Practicum

30

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics (PGDipDiet)

1 Admission to the Programme

(a) Admission to the programme shall be determined by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) on the advice of the Dietetics Admissions Committee.

(b) Every applicant shall

(c) Admission to the programme shall be subject to the availability of clinical placements.

Note: The due date for applications for first  enrolment in the programme is 1 November. Late applications will be considered.

2 Structure of the Programme

The programme of study for the diploma consists of Parts 1 and 2, as set down in the schedule of papers above. A candidate must pass all the papers in Part 1, and also demonstrate the required level of professional behaviour, before proceeding to Part 2.

3 Duration of the Programme

The programme may be completed by full-time candidates within 18 months of admission and by part-time candidates within three years of admission. Any paper in which a candidate is enrolled in any year shall be examined in that year.

4 Exemptions

On the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Human Nutrition the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may exempt a candidate from one paper of Part 1 on the basis of the candidate's previous study or work experience.

5 Exclusion from the Programme

A candidate who has failed to pass any paper twice may be excluded from further enrolment in the programme.

6 Withdrawal from the Programme

A candidate who withdraws from the programme must first obtain the approval of the Dietetics Admissions Committee before being readmitted.

7 Level of Award of the Diploma

The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

8 Variations

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this programme.

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