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HUNT346 International Nutrition and Health

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Major nutritional challenges in under-resourced and developing societies, including malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and the impact of urbanisation on the nutritional health of communities and countries in transition.

Examines the major nutritional challenges in under-resourced and developing societies, including malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and the impact of urbanisation on the nutritional health of communities and countries in transition.

Paper title International Nutrition and Health
Paper code HUNT346
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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Prerequisite
HUNT 241, HUNT 243
Restriction
HUNT 223
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility

This paper is restricted against HUNT223.

Contact
human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Anne Williams

Paper Structure

Lectures will provide students with a broad knowledge of the nutritional challenges in developing societies and allow students to acquire an in-depth understanding of the impact of suboptimal nutrition on health status in low-resource settings.

Practical blocks will provide opportunities for students to become familiar with the interdisciplinary nature of nutritional problems from agro sciences, economic and policy sciences, human, social and health sciences.

Teaching Arrangements

Two lectures per week and weekly practical sessions.

Attendance at practical classes is compulsory.

Textbooks

The majority of reading material will be taken from recent scientific journals and will be provided as handouts or put on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of HUNT 223 you should be able to

  • Describe the major nutritional problems that influence the health, survival, and developmental capacity of populations in developing societies
  • Critically analyse the juxtaposition of malnutrition and obesity in indigenous and transition populations
  • Compare and evaluate possible interventions implemented at the household, community, national, and international levels to prevent and treat malnutrition
  • Critically examine the issues and constraints in the scaling up of various intervention programs
  • Integrate learning throughout the course to identify and evaluate possible interventions for alleviating malnutrition, for individuals and populations

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Timetable

Semester 2

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Major nutritional challenges in under-resourced and developing societies, including malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and the impact of urbanisation on the nutritional health of communities and countries in transition.

Paper title International Nutrition and Health
Paper code HUNT346
Subject Human Nutrition
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
HUNT 241, HUNT 243
Restriction
HUNT 223
Schedule C
Science
Contact
human-nutrition@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Anne Williams

Paper Structure

Lectures will provide students with a broad knowledge of the nutritional challenges in low- and middle-income countries and allow students to acquire an in-depth understanding of the impact of suboptimal nutrition on health status in low-resource settings.

Tutorials will provide opportunities for students to become familiar with the interdisciplinary nature of nutritional problems from food systems, climate change, economic and policy sciences, human, social and health sciences.

Teaching Arrangements

Two lectures per week and one weekly tutorial session.

Attendance at lectures and tutorials is compulsory.

Textbooks

The majority of reading material will be taken from recent scientific journals and all readings will be provided on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of HUNT 346 students will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to describe the major nutritional problems that influence the health, survival, and developmental capacity of populations globally
  • Critically analyse the double burden of over- and under-nutrition in indigenous and populations undergoing nutrition transition
  • Compare and evaluate possible interventions implemented at the household, community, national, and international levels to prevent and treat malnutrition
  • Critically examine the challenges of implementing, evaluating, scaling and sustainability of malnutrition prevention programs and interventions
  • Integrate learning throughout the course to identify and evaluate malnutrition programs and interventions

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Timetable

Semester 2

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41