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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will learn about basic epidemiological concepts, nutrition-related health and disease patterns, trends, and associated risk factors. You will also explore the public health nutrition aspects of obesity, physical inactivity, and eating disorders. In addition, nutrition-related inequalities in health, political and ethical issues in public health nutrition, sociocultural understandings of food and eating, and environmental influences on nutrition will be covered.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFernanda Nava Buenfil

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of risk factors, patterns and trends associated with nutrition-related health conditions.
02. Identify, describe, and analyse environmental, political, ethical and sociocultural influences on nutrition and nutrition-related health conditions.
03. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding about dietary habits, eating behaviours, physical activity, overweight and obesity as well as eating disorders.
04. Identify the diverse nutritional needs and nutritional recommendations across the life-span and life-course.

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