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Department: International Health
Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
  • Keith West

Presents major nutritional problems that influence the health, survival, and developmental capacity of populations in developing societies. 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 full economic development through targeted public and private sector interventions that address the causes of malnutrition.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe and be discussant on contemporary public health nutrition problems facing low-income countries
apply conventional epidemiologic, nutritional, demographic, and health economic concepts and indicators in characterizing nutrition problems and inerventions in low income populations
develop a profile of nutrition and health problems in a low-income country and evaluate national approaches to prevention

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on term paper and participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Thursday 3:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail