- Introduction, major nutritional challenges and scope of international nutrition work
- Malnutrition in infants, children, adolescents and adults
- Micronutrient deficiencies: Iron, iodine, vitamin A and zinc
- Nutrition transition: The effects of modernisation and urbanisation
- Nutritional assessment of vulnerable populations
- Determinants of hunger and malnutrition: social, political, economic and environmental considerations
- Nutrition in emergency situations
- Program approaches to prevention and treatment of malnutrition
- Future challenges: policy and research implications
- Resources and Links
- Assignment 1 - Journal Article Review (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Case Study (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Essay (30%)
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The International Nutrition subject reviews global food and nutrition issues; and nutrition problems from an international perspective. The subject examines the importance of maternal, infant and child nutrition in development; nutrient-disease interactions from a medical, social, economic and agricultural viewpoint. Students study global food systems; genetically-modified foods; disaster and famine management; international community food interventions; nutrition promotion programs and strategies in developing countries.
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