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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Public Health and Nutrition

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 4
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsibles
  • Annemette Ljungdalh Nielsen (4-63706f70426b687471306d7730666d)
  • Camilla Trab Damsgaard (3-697a6a46746b7e7934717b346a71)
  • Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
  • Department of Food and Resource Economics
Course number: LLEK10298U

Course content

The course will focus on describing, exemplifying, discussing and applying basic concepts, strategies and theories used in public health, epidemiology and planning of health interventions. Focus will mainly be on Denmark and other Western societies, and important stakeholders will be presented through actual cases.

Learning outcome

The main objective of the course is to provide the students with the ability to explain, discuss, and exemplify central concepts, theories, strategies and the role of stakeholders in public health in relation to nutrition, and to design and critically reflect on a public health intervention based on the Logical Framework Approach. A central theme in the course is social inequality in health.

- Explain and exemplify basic concepts, theories and strategies in public health science, with special focus on nutrition and health.
- Describe and explain processes behind the planning of public health interventions in the field of nutrition.

- Identify and compare the roles, interests and responsibilities of central public and private stakeholders within nutrition and health.
- Describe and explain concepts used in the planning model "Logical Framework Approach".

- Critically choose  and apply preventive strategy theories and methods in the planning of a public health intervention; hereunder demonstrate the ability to conduct a participation analysis, formulate purpose, goal and indicators, identify determinants for the health behavior and outcomes of the target group, and choose relevant scientific methods for evaluating the intervention. 
- Evaluate strengths and weaknesses related to strategies and models used in public health.


- Develop and design a scientifically founded health-promoting intervention by use of the planning model “Logical Framework Approach”, in a self-structured multi-disciplinary group work. 
- Critically compare, evaluate and discuss models and theories used in public health.

- Discuss the roles, interests and responsibilities of central public and private stakeholders within nutrition and health.

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MSc Programme in Human Nutrition


Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

The course will be a combination of lectures, group work, seminars and exercises. The course includes lectures on “The Logical Framework Approach”, a theory and planning model behind nutrition interventions. In groups, the students will plan a public health intervention based on this model, and write a group report.


A maximum of 65 students allowed. Students from the MSc in Human Nutrition have first priority as the course is compulsory.




Course compendium and other relevant course material will be made available during the course.


Category Hours
Lectures 30
Theory exercises 40
Preparation 85
Project work 50
Exam 1
English 206


Type of assessment

Oral examination, 20 minutes
Description of Examination: Oral examination in the curriculum and in the group report (synopsis report where students in groups have designed a public health intervention).


Only certain aids allowed

The student's own written group report and one page of personal notes for a short presentation is allowed, but no other curricular material or notes.

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

Please see "Learning Outcome".

Censorship form

No external censorship
Internal grading. More assessors.


The re-exam will be like the ordinary exam.

If the student has been active at an opponent seminar without submission and approval of a group report, a new individual report must be submitted and approved 2 weeks before re-examination.

If the student has not participated in the opponent's seminar during the course, the student must submit a written feed-back to other group reports and present these orally to the course responsible 2 weeks before re-examination.

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