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Fundamentals of Public Health Nutrition - PUBH5029

Year - 2018

The unit provides students with a broad understanding of key public health nutrition practices and principles which will enable them to better understand and address population nutrition issues. There will be a strong focus on understanding dietary intake assessment and the use of data generated from nutrition surveys to improve the understanding of nutrition epidemiological studies and the relationship between diet and chronic disease. The concept of nutrition environments will be central to the exploration of community nutrition status and how dietary interventions are planned and evaluated. Global and local food and nutrition policy issues will be addressed and related to sustainability and environmental health concerns. The teaching approach involves class interaction and provides opportunities for self-reflection with practice-focussed assessment tasks.

Classes
1x2hr online lec and 1x2hr online tut)/wk and 1x2day workshop

Assessment
1x1000wd essay (25%) and group discussion and short answer questions (35%) and 2500wd essay (40%)

Textbooks
Notes and recommended reading will be distributed in class

Additional information
Existing study of epidemiology desirable but not essential

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Tim Gill, Dr Seema Mihrshahi, Dr Sinead Boylan
HECS Band: 2
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