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Nutrition and Life Stages

3rd term
International Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2020 - 2021
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Kristen Hurley

Reviews stages of human development as a prism for understanding human nutrition. Lectures and discussion sections focus on life stages through a progression, highlighting the biological, social and behavioral influences on well-being in that life stage, as well as changes that influence the transitions in nutrition between life stages. Also, explicitly discusses social and political dimensions to health/disease differences within and between populations.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population’s health
  2. Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels
  3. Select communication strategies for different audiences and sectors
  4. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and written assignments.

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to graduate students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent to ensure that students have a nutrition background and to determine their interest.

For consent, contact: