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NTDT5608 - Public Health and Community Nutrition
Faculty of Science - 6 credit points
HECS Band two
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Molecular Bioscience
Offered session(s): 2
Corequisites: NTDT5305 and NTDT5307
Prerequisites: NTDT5601, NTDT5503, NTDT5604 and NTDT5602
Teacher/Coordinator: TBA

Classes: 4 hrs lectures and 2 tutorials or prac per week

Assessment: 2 hr exam (50%); 2 assignments (50%)

Textbooks: Hawe P, Degeling D & Hall J. Evaluation Health Promotion - a workers guide. Artarmon, NSW: McLennan & Petty; 1990. Truswell, An ABC of Nutrition. 4th ed. London: BMJ Books. 2003 Lawrence M & Worseley (eds). Public Health Nutrition - from Principles to Practice. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 2007.
This unit of study covershealth promotion and population nutrition. : Introduction to health promotionteachesstudents to plan, implementand evaluate nutrition health promotion programs for different population groups in the community. It covers principles of health promotion, conducting needs assessments, effective nutrition promotion strategies, and program evaluation. Population nutrition, examines the scope and distribution of chronic diseases and obesityand role of nutrition in the etiology of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. It also investigates the current nutrition policies and guidelines aimed at preventing these diseases; Food habits which covers theories of food habits and examines food habits of various population groups such as children, adolescents, older people and vulnerable groups.
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