NUTR09016 2019 Leadership in Public Health Nutrition

General Details

Full Title
Leadership in Public Health Nutrition
Transcript Title
Leadership in Public Health Nu
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Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
09 - NFQ Level 9
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Laura Keaver, Irina Uzhova
Programme Membership
SG_SPUNU_M09 201900 Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition

This module will provide graduate students with an understanding of leadership and advocacy as it pertains to public health nutrition 

Learning Outcomes

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


Demonstrate effective communication and advocacy skills to positively influence health and nutrition environment.


Illustrate the key concepts of leadership theory and the key differences between management and leadership and their relevance to public health nutrition


Critically analyse the complexities of leading and motivating people in public health nutrition


Consciously reflect on own/aspired public health nutrition professional practice


Apply ethical values to public health decision making

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through online weekly lectures. This will consist of a one hour lecture per week as well as one hour of asynchronous learning which will consist of interactive and forum discussions and MCQ's. 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 which will consist of both self-reflection as well as the development of an advocacy campaign. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat continuous assessment if required. 

Indicative Syllabus

Leadership theories; leadership styles; exploration of self as leader; apply ethical values to public health nutrition decision making; advocacy; consequentialism; stewardship model; social justice; group dynamics; relationship between leadership and organisational change; self-reflection skills and creative problem solving and decision making in complex environments; use of the political process to advance health and nutrition agendas, examples of health and nutrition advocacy in practice


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Self-reflection on own or aspired practice, the application of leadership theories and the recognition of own leadership style in addition to strengths and limitations Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % Any 2,3,4
2 Advocacy Campaign Continuous Assessment Assignment 60 % Any 1,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online One hour lecture and one hour asynchronous learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Self-directed learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 7.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2013 Public Health Leadership: Putting Principles into Practice Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Recommended Reading
2012 Leadership: Theory and Practice SAGE Publications

Required Reading
2015 Why should anyone be led by you? Harvard Business Review Press

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Rowitz L (2013). Public Health Leadership: Putting Principles into Practice. Jones and Bartlett Publishers.  

Northouse PG (2012). Leadership: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition. SAGE publications.  

Levy BS & Gaufin JR (2011). Mastering Public Health: Essential Skills for Effective Practice. Oxford University Press. 

Nisbett, Nicholas; Wach, Elise; et al., (2016). Championing nutrition: Effective leadership for action. In Nourishing millions: Stories of change in nutrition. Gillespie, Stuart; Hodge, Judith; Yosef, Sivan; and Pandya-Lorch, Rajul (Eds.) Ch. 18 Pp. 161-172. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 

Goffee, Rob, and Gareth Jones (2015). Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? With a New Preface by the Authors: What It Takes to Be an Authentic Leader. Harvard Business Review Press. 


Journal Resources


BMC Nutrition  

Journal of Public Health Nutrition  

Journal of Nutrition  

European Journal of Nutrition  

British Journal of Nutrition 

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour 

Project Management Journal 

Frontiers in Public Health 

URL Resources

Advocacy in public health: roles and challenges 

World Health Organisation. Advocacy 

The European Public Health Association 

Other Resources