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Public health nutrition (6 points)


Leader: Assoc Professor Malcolm Riley (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This course will address prevention of disease at the population level. It will examine epidemiological indicators of nutrition related disease, the value of monitoring and surveillance in evaluating health indices over time, the role of targeted health promotion and health education strategies, and the use of upstream public health approaches to address nutrition related disorders like childhood obesity. The links between sectors like economics, advertising, and regulation will be examined for sociological and epidemiological impact as well as the social determinants of nutritional health.

Assessment: Examination: 50% + Tutorial discussion, project and rural supervisor assessment: 25% + Essay: 25%

Contact Hours: Week 1-9: 4 hours per week (interactive classes and tutorials), 8 hours self directed study

Prerequisites: BMS1042, BND1011 or equivalent

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