Master International Public Health Nutrition

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  • Objectives
    The course will equip students with specialist scientific knowledge and practical skills to take an active role in international public health nutrition in a range of different settings, therefore enhancing their professional skills and competencies, employability and development as public health professionals.
  • Entry requirements
    You should have a good Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent from a non-UK university in a relevant science or social science subject. Fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite for this course. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or an equivalent TOEFL or UTESOL is required. Candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with preference given to those with related work experience.
  • Academic title
    MSc International Public Health Nutrition
  • Course description
    Nutrition has long been recognised as a vitally important determinant of health status within both industrialised and industrialising countries, but significant changes are occurring in the profile of nutritional problems in the world today. Many countries continue to face the on-going problems of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, but countries in economic transition also face the public health challenge of rising rates of diet-related chronic disease, such as obesity and coronary heart disease. Also, many industrialised countries now face problems of food insecurity among low income groups. These challenges have led to a growing international demand for trained public health nutritionists to work in a range of contexts to control and prevent these issues at the community and population level.

    The common theme of public health nutrition links the two pathways; they differ in that each addresses a different context for the application of professional skills. The Policy and Planning pathway targets those wishing to work (or are already working) in public health contexts, such as government ministries, UN organisations, and non-governmental organisations. The Nutrition for Health Care pathway targets those wishing to work (or are already working) within the specific context of a health care system. Both include training in statistics, epidemiology, research methods, methods of nutritional assessment, and programme design.

    Course Content
    Core modules
    - Concepts and Principles of Nutrition
    - Health and Nutrition: Policies and Promotion
    - Methods of Nutritional Assessment
    - Nutrition and Programme Planning
    - Principles of Public Health
    - Research Methods
    - Research Project in Public Health

    Options: (choose one)
    - Collaborative Practice
    - Food Security
    - International Perspectives on Practice
    - Power and Empowerment

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