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Throughout this online unit in International Nutrition, offered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, you will become familiar with a range of issues relating to food and nutrition around the globe. Emphasis will be placed upon the nutritional status of vulnerable populations, though you will also gain an awareness of the nutritional issues and challenges which have arisen from urbanisation and modernisation.
You will learn about the external determinants of malnutrition, and will gain an understanding of how social, environmental, political and economic factors can play a role in hunger and malnutrition. You will become familiar with how and why malnutrition varies across age groups, and will discuss its causes and effects in infants, children, adolescents and adults.
International Nutrition will also include segments which focus on how nutritional issues can be tackled. The unit examines nutrition in emergency situations, the current capacity of international nutrition work, international program approaches to the prevention and treatment of hunger and malnutrition, and the scope for research and policy to be part of the solution.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this International Nutrition unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Over the course of this unit you will develop a range of knowledge and skills which will be beneficial to you if you aim to pursue a career relating to public health, particularly if you intend to work within the international community.
You will gain an understanding of the causes and effects of malnutrition, what the priorities for research and policy are, and be able propose potential solutions to combat international nutrition issues.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.