|1.||Discriminate the different forms of under and over nutrition and using a lifecycle approach predict which population groups are most vulnerable and why;|
|2.||Assess the risks to health in terms of mortality and morbidity and the economic and social burden of under and over nutrition;|
|3.||Investigate and interrogate the distribution and epidemiology of under and over nutrition globally;|
|4.||Critically apply conceptual frameworks to analyse the causes of under and over nutrition in specified populations;|
|5.||Argue the benefits to development of investing in nutrition and propose cost effective interventions; and|
|6.||Conceptually map global and national policies and initiatives designed specifically to combat under and over nutrition and evaluate the challenges of implementing these to scale.|
|Test||Online quizzes during the course of unit (1,000 words approx.)||20%|
|Essay||Essay on a specific global nutrition problem (2,500 words)||40%|
|Case Study||Case study on nutrition problem in a specific population (2,500 words)||40%|
Public Health Nutrition: Principles and Practice in Community and Global Health 1st ed.
Stein, N., (Ed) (2014)
Burlington, Jones and Bartlett Learning
Where to next?
As part of a course
This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.
VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.