Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will 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.


  1. 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.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the B Nutrition & Dietetics (Honours) program. Pre-requisite - successful completion of NUDI2110

Assumed knowledge

PUBH1080 Studies in population health and health promotion NUDI2200 Nutrition 2

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1 (individual) Critical Appraisal

Written Assignment: Assignment 2 (group based) Strategy Development

Formal Examination: Exam

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Online Activity

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks