Public Health Nutrition

Course code NUDI3310Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to address food and nutrition issues at the population level. It offers a comprehensive perspective on public health issues in food and nutrition, and familiarises students with strategies used to improve the health of populations.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of this course students should be able to:
1.Explain the links between the food supply, nutrition and health;
2. Apply epidemiological principles to the assessment of dietary intake at the population level;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of food and nutrition monitoring and surveillance;
4. Critically appraise current issues in the food and nutrition system;
5. Evaluate the evidence base for public health nutrition strategies in terms of potential health impact;
6. Describe the process of food and nutrition policy and strategy development.
Content1. Nutritional epidemiology and how that applies to nutrition assessment of populations;
2. Epidemiological evidence for the contribution of food and nutrients to patterns of health and disease;
3. Application of nutritional epidemiology to monitoring and surveillance of the food and nutrition systems;
4. The process of development, implementation and evaluation of food and nutrition policy at all levels of government;
5. Application of national, state and local nutrition initiatives to promote health;
6. Critical evaluation of the evidence base for public health nutrition;
7. Discussion of current issues in the food and nutrition system.
Replacing Course(s)This is not replacing a course, but has been moved from year 4 to year 3 which means that it has to be recoded.
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePUBH1080 Studies in population health and health promotion
NUDI2200 Nutrition 2
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalExamination - Objectives 1, 2, 3 & 4
Other: (please specify)Critical appraisal - Objective 6
Other: (please specify)Policy development - Objective 5
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentMust have successfully completed NUDI2110.
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NUDI3310