Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. review global nutrition issues related to maternal and child health, and the health of vulnerable populations, and determine the scope and outcome of international nutrition programs
  2. appraise the role of social, political, economic and environmental factors in the causation of hunger and malnutrition
  3. appraise research priorities and policy considerations in international nutrition
  4. assess the nutritional status of vulnerable populations.
    • 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
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • CUR-INH-GDI-2018
  • CUR-HIM-GDI-2018
  • CUR-HIM-MAS-2018
  • CUR-MPH-GDI-2018
  • CUR-MPH-MAS-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

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.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Journal Article Review (30%)
  • Case Study (40%)
  • Essay (30%)

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