Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION (222.649.01), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Presents major nutritional problems that influence the health, survival, and developmental capacity of populations in developing societies. Covers approaches implemented at the household, community, national, and international levels to improve nutritional status. Explores the degree to which malnutrition can be prevented or reduced prior to achieving full economic development through targeted public and private sector interventions that address the causes of malnutrition.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe and be discussant on contemporary public health nutrition problems facing low-income countries
- apply conventional epidemiologic, nutritional, demographic, and health economic concepts and indicators in characterizing nutrition problems and inerventions in low income populations
- develop a profile of nutrition and health problems in a low-income country and evaluate national approaches to prevention
Tue Thu 3:30 PM to 4:50 PM
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on term paper and participation.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade