NUTR09016 2019 Leadership in Public Health Nutrition
This module will provide graduate students with an understanding of leadership and advocacy as it pertains to public health nutrition
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 continuous assessment if required.
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
|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
|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|
Required & Recommended Book List
2013 Public Health Leadership: Putting Principles into Practice Jones and Bartlett Publishers
2012 Leadership: Theory and Practice SAGE Publications
2015 Why should anyone be led by you? Harvard Business Review Press
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). http://dx.doi.org/10.2499/9780896295889_18
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 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
Advocacy in public health: roles and challenges https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/30/6/1226/651750
World Health Organisation. Advocacy https://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/resources/ModuleIII_U3_AdvocacyV2.pdf
The European Public Health Association https://eupha.org/