Dietitians have a key role in the promotion of health, and specifically nutritional health, to the public. This unit explores how the practice of public health nutrition is informed by public health theories, principles and values. The origins and purpose of health promotion and public health nutrition will be examined along with the potential to positively influence the determinants of health and reduce health inequalities, including health and food literacy. Students will gain knowledge and skills in a range of practical approaches and methods for promoting health and nutrition. Using a project management cycle they will assess needs, set priorities for action and plan and manage interventions that promote health and nutrition.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
No required text. Required reading materials from key academic journals and text books will be identified and linked through VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):