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International Nutrition

4th Term
International Health
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 8:30 - 9:50am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

There are no formal prerequisites for taking the course. However, students are expected to be familiar with basic principles of human nutrition, nutritional assessment, epidemiology, and the types and causes of malnutrition, and in resource constraints faced by many low-income countries.

Presents major nutritional problems that influence the health, survival, and developmental capacity of populations in low and middle-income settings. Covers approaches implemented at the household, community, national, and international levels to improve nutritional status. Explores the degree to which malnutrition can be prevented or reduced prior to achieving high-income populations or certain economic development, through targeted public and private sector interventions that address the causes of malnutrition.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe and discuss contemporary public health nutrition problems facing low- and middle-income countries
  2. Apply conventional epidemiologic, nutritional, demographic, and health economic concepts and indicators in characterizing nutrition problems and interventions in low- and middle-income populations
  3. Develop a profile of nutrition and health problems in a low- and middle-income country and evaluate national approaches to prevention
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Paper(s)
  • 20% Written Assignment(s)
  • 20% Participation
  • 10% Final Presentation
Special Comments

Undergraduates are required to get instructor consent