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PU5534: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr J Kyle

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Learning and seminars on public health principles, population nutritional concerns, food and nutrition security, food in society, nutrition policy, nutrition communication and professional public health practice.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 32 Feedback Weeks 34

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDescribe the factors that influence the development of food and nutrition policy at local, national and international level
ProceduralEvaluateOutline the principles of public health and health promotion, their application to the design, delivery and evaluation of public health nutrition policies and programmes, and the strengths, limitation

Debates

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 27,29 Feedback Weeks 28,30

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandExplain the key relationships between food, nutrition and wider society
ProceduralAnalyseOutline the key principles and strategies associated with communicating scientific nutritional information to lay and media audiences

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDescribe and critically discuss some of the main nutrition-related population health challenges, and their determinants in developed and developing world contexts.
ConceptualUnderstandExplain the key relationships between food, nutrition and wider society
FactualUnderstandDescribe the factors that influence the development of food and nutrition policy at local, national and international level
ProceduralEvaluateOutline the principles of public health and health promotion, their application to the design, delivery and evaluation of public health nutrition policies and programmes, and the strengths, limitation
ProceduralAnalyseOutline the key principles and strategies associated with communicating scientific nutritional information to lay and media audiences

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