Public Health and Nutrition
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 the Danish context, and important stakeholders will be presented through actual cases.
MSc Programme in Human Nutrition
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
- 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
- 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.
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.
Course literature will be announced at study start on the course’s Absalon page.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Quizzes with discussion of answers
- LFA supervision
- Peer feedback
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutesDescription 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 is allowed, but no other curricular material or notes.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Internal grading. More assessors.
Criteria for exam assessment
Please see "Learning Outcome".
Single subject courses (day)
- Theory exercises
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports
- Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
- Department of Food and Resource Economics
- Faculty of Science
- Camilla Trab Damsgaard (3-738474507e7588833e7b853e747b)
- Kia Ditlevsen (3-7b7d74507976827f3e7b853e747b)
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