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Public Health Nutrition (Module)

Module description

At the end of the module the student should:
  • understand the factors that determine nutritional needs throughout the life-cycle,
  • understand the role of nutrition in the aetiology of health problems of widespread importance in industrialised and non-industrialised countries,
  • be able to critically appraise food and nutrition policies and direct and indirect interventions implemented to address public nutrition problems in developed and developing countries, 
  • understand the role of cultural, social and psychological factors in shaping the eating habits of an individual and the influences which may contribute to changing eating patterns,
  • have increased knowledge of the methods used for acquiring and interpreting nutritional, biological and epidemiological information,
  • have improved ability to analyse, synthesise and summarise information critically,
  • have improved ability to recognise the moral, ethical and social implications of scientific investigations and human intervention in the food chain
  • have improved written and oral communication skills and information retrieval skills

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

One exam, two essays and one case study report

Key information

Module code 7MNT0003

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 45 credits

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No