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HUNT343 Community and Public Health Nutrition

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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(Two of HUNT 241, HUNT 242, HUNT 243 or HUNT 245) or (HUNT 221, HUNT 222 and HUNT 223)
Schedule C
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.

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 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.
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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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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
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