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Cornell University    
  Jan 22, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NS 3060 - Nutrition and Global Health

Fall. Offered odd alternate years. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: NS 1150 .

S. Mehta.

Malnutrition is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and a major impediment to population health and economic development. This course will introduce students to nutritional problems in the global community, through evaluation of the scientific literature and exploration of epidemiological, biological, demographic, and social factors that affect nutritional status. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the major challenges to improve nutrition with applications to infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and non-communicable diseases. Students will also have an opportunity to develop interventions to target a nutritional problem in the context of a specific country.

Outcome 1: Understand the basic principles of nutrition and its role in health in both resource-limited and developed settings.

Outcome 2: Increase awareness of the current issues in nutrition and global health.

Outcome 3: Critically evaluate and interpret scientific literature on public health nutrition.

Outcome 4: Design an evidence-based intervention to target a major nutrition problem in the context of a specific country or region.

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