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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Global Nutrition and Health
    Subject Human Nutrition
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    HUNT 241, HUNT 243
    HUNT 223
    Schedule C
    Teaching staff

    To be confirmed.

    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 tutorials is compulsory.


    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.
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    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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
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