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SPHP718 – Community Nutrition and Health Promotion

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Module title
Community Nutrition and Health Promotion
To provide students with knowledge of public health issues and health promotion. Students will explore common disease states and their impact on a person's food selection and nutritional status. Students will understand the key principles of clinical nutrition and health promotion, and their potential applications in nutrition practice. This module is designed for students who have an interest in nutrition counselling, health promotion and prevention of lifestyle diseases. The topics cover the main principles of health promotion and community nutrition. It compliments sport nutrition modules.
  • SC9501
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Investigate the main principles of health promotion and disease prevention in a population.

2. Outline the nutritional strategies for a number of disease states and evaluate the strategies
used to implement these recommendations. They will identify barriers to change and
suggest methods/strategies for addressing these as part of the overall programme
management plan.

3. Analyse nutritional requirements of individuals and design programmes to improve health.

4. Define the human requirement and utilisation for essential nutrients.
Principles of health promotion
Nutrition and disease
Nutrition through the lifespan
Food allergies and intolerances
Recommended dietary intakes
Weight management
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures are used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorials will be used to clarify lecture material and introduce some further themes in a practical setting. Students should be aware that both lectures and tutorials contain material that is examinable.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.

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