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Nutrition in Global Settings - GLOH5136

This unit aims to provide students with insights into the major nutrition-related public health problems in low- and middle-income countries; knowledge and practical skills about nutritional assessment; and the design and evaluation of nutritional interventions. The content areas include an overview of nutrition as a major determinant of health and disease; methods to assess community nutritional status; the impact of maternal and child under-nutrition on mortality and overall disease burden; design and evaluation of effective interventions; issues surrounding food security; agriculture and nutrition; and nutrition policies and resources. The unit has three major segments with the first focusing on nutritional assessment, the second on prioritizing nutrition-related public health problems in low- and middle-income countries, and the third on design and evaluation of interventions. On completion, students should be able to recognise key nutritional problems facing low- and middle-income countries; have acquired knowledge and practical skills as to how to assess these problems, and have gained insights into different multi-sectoral approaches to address these problems.

Classes
Face to face: 10 x 2hr interactive learning sessions plus online lectures and activities. Online: 10 x 1hr synchronous or asynchronous tutorials plus online lectures and activities.

Assessment
1x2500wd nutrition assessment submission (30%), 1x3500wd nutrition intervention design submission (60%), assessable discussion (10%)

Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site

Assumed knowledge
Introductory knowledge of epidemiology

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Michael Dibley
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