The unit provides students with a deeper 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.
1.5hr synchronous or asynchronous compulsory tutorial plus online lectures and learning activities per week for ten weeks, plus 1x face to face full day workshop (compulsory)
1x1500wd essay (25%) and participation in student-led discussions in tutorials (20%) and 1x3500wd individual project (55%)
Notes and recommended reading will be available on the elearning site