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International Nutrition

East Baltimore
4th term
International Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 9:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Andrew Thorne-Lyman

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

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduates required to get instructor consent

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Undergraduates are required to get instructor consent