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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedAlfred Hospital Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)A/Prof M Toole


Food security & nutritional issues in devloping courntries, emphasising causal factors, field programs addressing famine & under nutrition.


On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. identify and classify the major nutrients required for good human health and well-being;
  2. analyse the major global and local determinants of adequate human nutrition;
  3. assess the nutritional status of individuals and populations;
  4. diagnose and manage acute malnutrition in children and adults;
  5. identify the causative factors in the evolution of population nutrition emergencies;
  6. plan programs to rehabilitate malnourished communities and to maintain and strengthen household food security;
  7. understand the impact of rapid social, economic, and behavioural change on human nutrition in the form of chronic, non-communicable diseases.


Short answer examination (50%)
Written assignment (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor M Toole

Contact hours

3 x 2 weekday contact hours and 3 x 7 weekend contact hours


Basic computer proficiency

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: