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222.649.81 International Nutrition


International Health
4th term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Keith West
Course Instructor :

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


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 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

Instructor Consent:

No consent required