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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introducing the discipline public health nutrition
    • Nutritional profile of Australians
    • National health priority areas
    • Target groups for public health nutrition programs lifecycle and vulnerable groups
    • Public health nutrition policy and strategies

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

  1. analyse the issues and challenges for public health nutrition in developed countries
  2. interpret food and nutrition monitoring and surveillance methods
  3. critically reflect on the evidence for and implementation status of food and nutrition policy
  4. construct an argument for public health nutrition within a professional setting.
  • Assignment 1 - Research Review Briefs (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Position Paper (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Assesses the principles that contribute to public health nutrition as an important emerging discipline. Identifies the key principles for the prevention and promotion of the nutritional status of populations with an emphasis on national health priority areas and vulnerable groups.

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