Community and Public Health Nutrition (NTDT5608)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study introduces students to the concepts and principles underlying, and issues associated with, nutrition in community and public health contexts. It covers the principles of health promotion and teaches the students how to plan, implement and evaluate nutrition promotion strategies. The scope and distribution of chronic diseases and the role of nutrition in the etiology of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity is examined. This unit of study also investigates the food habits of culturally and linguistically diverse groups, nutritional intakes and requirements of people across the lifespan, and the current nutrition policies and guidelines aimed at preventing chronic diseases.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Metabolic Health)
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health
- Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health)
- Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Metabolic Health)
- Master of Medicine (Metabolic Health)
- Master of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Public Health (Chronic Disease Prevention)
- Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)
- Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Metabolic Health)
- Master of Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health)
Further unit of study information
4 hours lectures and 2 tutorials per week
2 hour exam (50%); 2 assignments (50%)
Lawrence M & Worseley (eds). Public Health Nutrition - from Principles to Practice. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 2007.
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
NTDT5305 and NTDT5307
NTDT5608 is available as an elective to students in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Medicine as well as the Master of Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health). For these students, there are no prerequisites for entry into NTDT5608. However, these students must apply for Special Permission from the unit of study coordinator in order to be enrolled.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.