INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION - 2021/2
Module code: MHUM004
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The module develops the students understanding as to the translation of nutrition science into population health, policy and guidelines. It gives a global perspective on nutrition related public health issues of current concern, and aims to develop critical thinking. The module is taught by a combination of internal and guest lecturers providing insight from a national and international perspective.
School of Biosciences and Medicine
LAMBERT Helen (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: B400
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Previous attendance of MHUM001, MHUM002 and MHUM003
Introduction to the PHN module – Global, national and local perspectives in Public Health Nutrition, The UK demographic -
Determinants of health/health statistics
Dietary Reference values and Food Based Dietary guidelines
Factors affecting food choice
Nutrition policy and guidelines
Policy to practice – PHN activity in the UK,– what are we doing?
The NDNS - Generation and use of nutritional data in the UK; trends in eating
Programme planning, implementing and evaluating public health Nutrition programmes; internet searching for Public Health Information
HL or MR
Food labelling – UK & EU
Diet programming and population health
UK and international food supply and sustainability
International Nutrition Intro - issues global food supply, insecurity and insufficiency.
Malnutrition classification and Micronutrient deficiency in malnourished populations
Developing nations and the double burden of disease
Research data and resources in developing / transitional countries
Implementing nutrition interventions/education in DC/CIT
or Nutrition in disaster zones Emergency Nutrition Network
The Role of the Nutritionist: Association for Nutrition.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||APPLICATION OF DIETARY AND HEALTH DATA TO A CRITICAL REVIEW OF A TOPICAL PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE||50|
|Coursework||PREPARED CLASSROOM ACTIVITY WITH SHORT WRITTEN SUMMARY ON A CURRENT ISSUE IN INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Critical thinking and application of knowledge and skills gained to current public health issues
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- 2 pieces of coursework. One will be a UK-related written assignment,and will demonstrate the ability to find and use relevant health and nutrition data and apply this critically to a current public health issue.(Due date 4pm Monday 14th May, Semester week 10)
- The second will relate to an issue of international relevance, and will involve a prepared classroom debate (to take place during 2nd week of module) and a short written summary. (Due date for summary 4pm Tuesday 22ndth May, Semester week 11)
This will take place informally during teaching sessions and tutorials
Written feedback within 2 weeks of submitting coursework, with the option of 1:1 face-to-face feedback within 3 weeks.
- To introduce the theoretical concepts of public health nutrition including national and international food and nutrition policies, organisations and guidelines
- To review the important design strategies for design, planning and evaluation of PHN initiatives, related to UK population and policy
- To provide examples of where such strategies are being implemented locally and nationally
- To introduce the principles of the development of nutrition guidelines for the population
- To provide a working knowledge of the collection and use of nutritional information from surveys with particular reference to nutritional surveillance in the UK
- To provide an overview of food regulation and labelling in the UK
- To introduce the broad issues around food security and sustainability of supply at home and globally
- To introduce the key issues in international nutrition, and develop knowledge on public health intervention in challenging environments.
- To stimulate understanding of the range of nutrition issues that occurs internationally
|001||The opportunity to appraise key factors that influence public health nutrition policy and planning, relating policy and PHN initiatives to the population needs||KCP|
|002||An opportunity to relate the outcomes of nutritional epidemiological data collection to current nutrition policy and practice/recommendations in the UK and provide a critique of this data||KCPT|
|003||The ability to engage in discussion and debate as to the effect of non-nutritional aspects of food on the population's willingness to adopt a more healthy diet demonstrating a conceptual understanding of the area||CT|
|004||The opportunity to critically review and discuss food regulation and the food labelling system in the UK and the implications this has on the food industry||KCT|
|005||An awareness of the issues relating to the global food supply, particularly in relation to sustainability||KC|
|006||An awareness of the particular issues facing developing countries and countries in transition, the way these issues relate to eachother, and how they are being addressed, with particular reference to the double/triple burden of malnutrition and disease, and be able to debate the issues comprehensively||KC|
|007||An ability to plan and critically evaluate health promotion activities related to nutrition||CT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 105
Lecture Hours: 39
Practical/Performance Hours: 6
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and critical thinking to be able to engage with nutrition-related public health issues in different contexts.
Engage students with different learning background and maximise their learning.
Students will learn how and where to access data, evaluate its relevance and apply their knowledge to current problems.
Students will begin to integrate what they have learnt in previous modules with their understanding of public health issues
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures, active learning/discussion sessions, practical data sessions and online resources
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Human Nutrition MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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