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NTDT5310: Nutrition Research Project

This is a full semester of research equivalent to 25% of the load of the MND degree and qualifies students for PhD studies. Each student conducts a research project under the supervision of an academic or dietitian experienced in research. The projects encompass clinical, health promotion, public health, food service management and nutrition science areas relevant to dietetic practice. Research projects can include cross-sectional surveys, nutritional epidemiology or clinical trials, qualitative research, systematic literature reviews, or laboratory-based projects and are conducted within the University or within the facilities of the approved external supervisor. Students will gain skills in development of a research protocol; conference abstract and presentation; and write the final report in the form of a manuscript for publication.

Code NTDT5310
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 24
NTDT5503 and NTDT5601 and (NTDT5602 or FMHU5001) and NTDT5604 and NTDT5305 and NTDT5307 and NTDT5608

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. formulate a research question and research the specific topic
  • LO2. collect and interpret data
  • LO3. prepare an article in the style for a scientific journal
  • LO4. prepare an abstract for conference presentation
  • LO5. integrate their own data into the existing body of knowledge.