NUTR09004 2019 Public Health Nutrition Interventions
This module will enable graduate students to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate nutrition interventions in a range of settings. It will also introduce the theories of behaviour change which will be critically analysed to determine their effectiveness in different populations.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Critically assess the appropriateness of nutrition and related interventions or programmes to address a nutritional issue
Identify key factors contributing to success or failure of interventions or programmes addressing nutrition problems
Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate appropriate interventions and programmes to address nutrition issues
Critique a range of health behaviour techniques and understand their application to support change within individuals and groups
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered full time through two hours of lectures weekly. In addition the learner will be expected to allocate an additional 5 hours per week for continuous assessment and additional reading.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module is 100% continuous assessment
Repeat continuous assessment if required
Theories, models and principles and of behaviour change; application of behaviour change models and principles to specific populations (inactive, obese, elderly) within the context of health and well-being; Concepts of health promotion strategies (frameworks), brief interventions; assess the evidence base of the use of these models in practice so as to assess their impact on health and well-being; appropriateness of nutrition interventions and programmes to address a nutritional issue; key factors contributing to success or failure of interventions or programmes addressing nutrition issues; planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nutrition programmes; constraints involved in project implementation, application of qualitative and quantitative methodology to nutrition interventions, mHealth and eHealth interventions, ethical considerations involved in planning an intervention, health economics as it pertains to interventions
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||100 %||Any||1,2,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self-directed Learning||5||Weekly||5.00|
Judith L. Buttriss (Editor), Ailsa A. Welch (Editor), John M. Kearney (Editor), Dr. Susan A. Lanham-New (Editor) 2017 Public Health Nutrition Wiley-Blackwell.
Nnakwe 2017 Community Nutrition Jones and Barlett Learning
Piot P 2008 Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries Springer Science & Business Media.
Journal of Public Health Nutrition
Journal of Nutrition
European Journal of Nutrition
British Journal of Nutrition
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour
Food and nutrition policy for schools: a tool for the development of school nutrition programmes in the WHO European Region. http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/nutrition/publications/guidance-and-tools/school-age-children-and-adolescents/food-and-nutrition-policy-for-schools-a-tool-for-the-development-of-school-nutrition-programmes-in-the-who-european-region
World Health Organisation: Nutrition Interventions. https://www.who.int/elena/intervention/en/
Food and Agriculture Organisation: www.fao.org/docrep/006/y5030e/y5030e15.htm
GAIN: Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition: https://www.gainhealth.org/about/alliances/