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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This specialism course provides an up-to-date knowledge of Public Health Nutrition and provides students with an opportunity to develop their
understanding of the social, economic and cultural determinants of nutrition-related health problems, and skills that will enable them to design,
implement and evaluate nutrition policies and programmes aimed at addressing such problems. A combination of lectures, seminars, debates, tutorials and site
visits will give insight into key aspects of public health nutrition and you will be expected to contribute to lively discussions of the topics.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Leone Craig

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Teaching and learning for this course will involve a combination of lectures, tutorials, talks from invited speakers, seminars, debates, student presentations
and attendance at community-based visits. Learning on public health principles, population nutritional concerns, food and nutrition security, food in society,
nutrition policy, nutrition communication, professional public health practice.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 25, 27
  • 4 Lectures during University week26
  • 5 Lectures during University week28
  • 7 Lectures during University week29
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 30 - 31
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 26, 28 - 29

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay (60%); practical exam (40%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes

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