School Of Science

Community and Public Health NutritionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301186.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Undergraduate knowledge of human nutrition, including nutrition science, life cycle nutrition, and the relationship between diet and disease.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Unit coordinator permission is required, to ensure that prospective students have completed sufficient undergraduate study (the equivalent of 30 credit points of undergraduate study at Western) that focus on nutrition science, life cycle nutrition, and the relationship between diet and disease. This is essential, assumed knowledge for this unit, as the unit does not teach these topics.

About this Unit
This unit examines the principles of public health nutrition and a systems approach, and enables students to use them to identify and analyse nutrition issues and outcomes. Students will learn about the food and nutrition system and its drivers, and examine their impact on current food, nutrition and nutrition-related health issues. They will explore public health nutrition priorities in Australia and ‘at risk’ groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, and other vulnerable groups. They will learn to interrogate nutrition-related policies in relation to public health nutrition priorities and contemporary topics in Australia and similar contexts. Students will learn about the role of advocacy in promoting a sustainable and equitable food supply system, and improving food and nutrition outcomes for populations.

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