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HUNT343 Community and Public Health Nutrition

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Theory and methods in health promotion and public health nutrition to assess, plan, implement, communicate and evaluate community-based nutrition programmes and policies.

Paper title Community and Public Health Nutrition
Paper code HUNT343
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,858.95

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Prerequisite
(Two of HUNT 241, HUNT 242, HUNT 243 or HUNT 245) or (HUNT 221, HUNT 222 and HUNT 223)
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Students in the Bachelor of Applied Sciences with a major in Sport and Exercise Nutrition may take this paper having passed HUNT 221 and one of HUNT 222 or HUNT 223. To do this, apply for Special Permission at the Review and Submit stage of your application.
Contact

human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Please refer to University of Otago Human Nutrition website for more information

Teaching Arrangements

Two two hour interactive learning sessions per week for 13 weeks

One one hour support session per week for 13 weeks

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Key research papers will be used to complement lecture material. These will be available through Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of HUNT343 students will be able to:

  • Describe public health nutrition (health promotion) principles, frameworks, theories and models for creating socioecological systems (environments) that promote healthy food consumption
  • Identify a socioeconomic (or ethnic) nutrition-related health inequality, describe how it occurs, and justify a structural intervention to tackle the root cause
  • Use collaborative techniques to map socioecological influences on food choice and identify insightful socioecological ‘needs’
  • Justify and plan a viable, public health nutrition (structural) intervention to address an identified socioecological ‘need’

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Theory and methods in health promotion and public health nutrition to assess, plan, implement, communicate and evaluate community-based nutrition programmes and policies.

Students will learn how to apply nutrition and public health principles to promote and maintain population health. They will explore the wider socioecological factors, policies and inequities influencing food intake and health in New Zealand, and use health promotion principles to develop skills to implement and evaluate community and population strategies to support healthy eating.

Paper title Community and Public Health Nutrition
Paper code HUNT343
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
(Two of HUNT 241, HUNT 242, HUNT 243 or HUNT 245) or (HUNT 221, HUNT 222 and HUNT 223)
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Students in the Bachelor of Applied Sciences with a major in Sport and Exercise Nutrition may take this paper having passed HUNT 221 and one of HUNT 222 or HUNT 223. To do this, apply for Special Permission at the Review and Submit stage of your application.
Contact

human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Please refer to University of Otago Human Nutrition website for more information

Paper Structure

The paper is organised into three course modules:

  1. Public health and health promotion principles
  2. Using evidence, surveillance, monitoring and community needs assessment
  3. Evaluating public policy and planning a community health promotion programme

Course material will be delivered within interactive seminars. Throughout the course students will complete ten challenges designed to develop and practice skills in health promotion, three of which will be assesed. Some challenges will involve collaborative work and community outreach.

Teaching Arrangements

Two interactive learning sessions (1 hr each) and one workshop (2 hrs) per week for 13 weeks.

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Key research papers will be used to complement lecture material. These will be available through Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of HUNT343 students will be able to

  • Describe public health nutrition and health promotion principles including health equity
  • Understand the role of environmental, sociocultural, economic and structural factors on food intake and health in New Zealand
  • Develop skills in investigating community needs, advocating for policies and using evidence to inform decisions to promote healthy food environments
  • Justify, plan and evaluate community based nutrition interventions and public health policy

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41