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PU5547: CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL NUTRITION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:46


Course Overview

This course provides up-to-date knowledge of the challenges of nutrition in the global context. It provides students with an opportunity to develop their understanding of the methods of monitoring population nutritional status, a picture of the current global nutritional status, the determinants of nutritional status in different populations, and skills that will enable them to design, implement and evaluate nutrition interventions and programmes aimed at addressing global nutritional issues. The learning is widely applicable to all populations globally although the main focus is on low and middle-income countries (LMIC).

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 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?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide students with a picture of the current global nutritional status and an opportunity to develop their understanding of:

• methods of monitoring population nutritional status

• the social, economic and cultural determinants of nutritional status in different populations 

• skills that will enable them to design, implement and evaluate nutrition interventions and programmes aimed at addressing global nutritional issues


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

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 34 Feedback Weeks 36

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Essay rubric.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateCritically appraise appropriate responses and intervention strategies to address nutritional issues.

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 37

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate awareness of the social, economic and cultural factors which impact food choices and consequences for nutritional status.
ConceptualAnalyseInterpret and synthesise different types of data used to analyse and assess nutritional problems at population and population sub-group levels.
FactualEvaluateUnderstand the appropriate application of different methods for nutritional monitoring and surveillance.
ProceduralAnalyseHave knowledge of the current nutritional challenges globally, and regionally.
ProceduralApplyDescribe the range of nutrition interventions that are used in differing contexts for preventing and treating different forms of malnutrition.

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 32

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Oral presentation - conference style rubric.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate awareness of the social, economic and cultural factors which impact food choices and consequences for nutritional status.
ProceduralAnalyseHave knowledge of the current nutritional challenges globally, and regionally.
ProceduralApplyDescribe the range of nutrition interventions that are used in differing contexts for preventing and treating different forms of malnutrition.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyDescribe the range of nutrition interventions that are used in differing contexts for preventing and treating different forms of malnutrition.
ProceduralAnalyseHave knowledge of the current nutritional challenges globally, and regionally.
ConceptualAnalyseDemonstrate awareness of the social, economic and cultural factors which impact food choices and consequences for nutritional status.
ProceduralEvaluateCritically appraise appropriate responses and intervention strategies to address nutritional issues.
FactualEvaluateUnderstand the appropriate application of different methods for nutritional monitoring and surveillance.
ConceptualAnalyseInterpret and synthesise different types of data used to analyse and assess nutritional problems at population and population sub-group levels.

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