Courses Taught by Cindy Leung

PUBHLTH511: Nutrition and Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Peterson, Karen Leung, Cindy
  • Prerequisites: SPH MPH and SPH MHSA Residential Students Only or By Instructor Permission
  • This course is Both Residential and Online
  • Description: Introduce MPH students to important topics in nutrition and public health, program planning and program evaluation. PUBHLTH511 is an introductory course to nutrition research and will cover topics, such as healthful diet patterns, methods of dietary assessment, nutritional epidemiology, nutrition through the life cycle, and nutritional needs of diverse populations. This course will have a hybrid style (online & in-class) of instruction.
  • Course Goals: ? Students should be able to apply nutrition indicators for different public health purposes, including: estimating prevalence, monitoring and surveillance, and investigating diet and disease relationships, identifying atrisk individuals and groups, and evaluating programs. ? Students should be able to apply public health conceptual frameworks and nutrition research evidence to inform public health actions. ? Students should be able to use evidence-based knowledge to develop nutrition programs and interventions for diverse populations. ? Students should be able to develop appropriate designs to rigorously monitor and evaluate nutrition programs and policies in diverse contexts.
  • Competencies: Students will learn to assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities' health; apply awareness of cultural values and practices to the design or implementation of public health policies or programs; design a population-based policy, program, project or intervention, and select methods to evaluate public health programs.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will be able to: 1) apply nutrition indicators for different public health purposes, including: estimating prevalence, monitoring and surveillance, and investigating diet and disease relationships, identifying at-risk individuals and groups, and evaluating programs; 2) apply public health conceptual frameworks and nutrition research evidence to inform public health actions; 3) use evidence-based knowledge to develop nutrition programs and interventions for diverse populations; and 4) develop appropriate designs to rigorously monitor and evaluate nutrition programs and policies in diverse contexts.