NUTR08005 2019 Global perspectives in Nutrition

General Details

Full Title
Global perspectives in Nutrition
Transcript Title
Global perspectives in Nutriti
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Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Laura Keaver
Programme Membership
SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition

This module brings together previous learnings in nutrition and frames them in a global context

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Summarise the nature and scope of some of the world's major food problems


 Understand the global movement towards sustainable food, sustainable diets and reduced food waste


Understand the interplay between nutrition and climate change


Understand current WHO global nutrition targets and sustainable development goals


Discuss nutrition programmes and food policies at a local, national and global level

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching of this module will take place online.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment of the learning outcomes of this module will be through continuous assessment.  

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

Global nutrition targets, malnutrition, the global food system, global burden of disease, food insecurity, nutrition and climate change, sustainable diets, implementation of interventions and services in low and middle income settings,  the developing world, world food programmes.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Report/Project/Presentation Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % Any 1,2,3,4,5
2 Major Project Case Study Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % Any 1,2,5
3 Weekly MCQ's Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-10-07 Good Nutrition: Perspectives for the 21st Century S. Karger
ISBN 3318059641 ISBN-13 9783318059649

Module Resources

Journal Resources

British Journal of Nutrition

International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism

Maternal and Child Nutrition

Other Resources

World Health Organisation

United Nations