Obesity and Health Promotion (PUBH5024)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will build on introductory public health core units of study, and apply them to consideration of global obesity as a public health problem. The unit will develop students' skills in national level, international and global approaches to obesity monitoring, prevention programs and policies, extending research methods, critical appraisal skills, introductory health promotion and disease prevention in MPH. Students will develop an understanding of surveillance systems to monitor obesity, and develop skills in evidence based obesity prevention interventions in diverse social, cultural and community contexts. The course will include discussions of policies and international approaches to obesity prevention, as part of global non-communicable disease prevention and control.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

2.5 one-day workshops including participation in small group work during the workshop.

Assessment

Workshop participation and small group work presentation (30%) and 1x written assignment (2000 words) (70%).

Textbooks

Pre-readings will be provided

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Core MPH content, especially health promotion/disease prevention and epidemiology, PUBH5010, PUBH5033 and (PUBH5031 or QUAL5005)

Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Core MPH content, especially health promotion/disease prevention and epidemiology

Prohibitions

PUBH5021

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