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Nutrition Programs and Strategies

Course Number
5600 (Clinical Public Health)
Course Instructor(s)
Pierrette Buklis

Course Description

Taking action on issues addressing the health of our clients can involve research, establishing and implementing best practices, at the individual, group or societal level. As practitioners, we are called upon to develop and promote strategies that enhance personal and societal responsibility for health, carried out in and between all communities, however defined. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore nutrition programs and strategies of interest, critically assess nutrition/health promotion programs and refine their program planning and academic writing skills.

Course Objectives

  • Identify and critically appraise programs and strategies that are used to address population, public health and/or community nutrition issues.
  • Practice providing constructive feedback to peers.
  • Develop academic and professional writing skills.
  • Explore a nutrition issue of interest and community health approaches to addressing that issue.
  • Apply a clinical public health perspective to practice.

Methods of Assessment

Critical Reflection Summary 10%
Proposal framework 20%
Peer Feedback 10%
Final Paper 50%
Participation 10%

General Requirements

Ideally, students will have successfully completed at least one practicum experience before enrolling in this course.

Pre/Co-Requisite Courses