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Module Code: DPH104
Module Title: Life Sciences for Public Health III: Nutrition for Population Health
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Health and Environmental Science
Pre-requisites: BIO107
To introduce the major principles of the science of nutrition and its central importance to the health of populations.
Learning outcomes 
A Describe the processes of ingestion, digestion, absorption, metabolism and utilization of nutrients.

B Identify both macro- and micro-nutrient requirements required for health.

C Discuss the sociocultural factors that can influence dietary patterns.

D Outline methods used for nutritional assessment.

E Interpret the complex factors and stakeholders affecting food security and famine.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars.
Week1 Nutrition and Public Health

Introduction for Nutrition for Population Health

Week 2 Dietary Intake and Energy Expenditure

Review the concepts of dietary intake and its relationship to the expenditure of energy.

Week 3 Micronutrients and Macronutrients

Overview of the importance of micro- and macro-nutrients for health.

Week 4 Malnutrition: Over- and Under-Nutrition

Examination of malnutrition including over- and under-nutrition. Nutritional disorders, such as Kwashiorkor and Marasmus will be introduced.

Week 5 Nutrition and Infection

Examination of the relationship between nutrition, infection and diseases.

Week 6 Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases

Overview of the relationship between nutrition and non-communicable diseases; focusing on obesity.

Part II Applied Nutrition for Public Health

Week 7 Food, Nutrition and Maternal Health

Examination of the relationship between Nutrition and Maternal health including pre- and post-natal nutrition.

Week 8 Nutrition and the Developing Child
Overview of the relationship between nutrition and child development. Monitoring child nutrition with anthropometry will be introduced.
Week 9 Culture and Nutrition
Introduction to the effect of culture on nutrition and health.
Week 10 Problematising the Nutritional Transition
Critical assessment of deterministic models of the relationship between dietary changes and economic growth. with a focus on the outcomes of trade agreements and the obesogenic environment.
Week 11 Nutritional Policy
Review of policies for agriculture and nutritional health.
Week 12 Food Security
Critical assessment of the complex factors affecting food security with case studies of several famines. The introduction of GMO crops as an antidote to food insecurity will be examined.
Week 13 Implementation and management of Nutritional Programmes
Critical assessment of nutritional interventions and campaigns.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26   26        94  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Quizzes (2X) 10.00
2 Midterm Exam As Mcq And Saq 30.00
3 Final Exam As Mcq And Saq 40.00
4 Presentaion(Oral) 20.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/8/2019 2:53:07 AM