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.
1x2hr online lec and 1x2hr online tut)/wk and 1x2day workshop
1x1000wd essay (25%) and group discussion and short answer questions (35%) and 2500wd essay (40%)
Notes and recommended reading will be distributed in class
Existing study of epidemiology desirable but not essential