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Social Determinants of Nutrition over the Life Course

HSO50806

Over deze cursus

Understanding and addressing the social determinants of nutrition are fundamental for improving population health and reducing health inequalities. This course deepens students' knowledge of the social determinants of nutrition and health and the types of policy and environmental interventions meant to reduce social inequalities in nutrition. In addition, students are exposed to life course approaches to health to gain an understanding of how the effects of social determinants on health might cumulate or vary across life stages, and across different geographical contexts, including the Global North and South. The course thus provides students with a holistic picture of social and economic inequalities in nutrition, and the tools to evaluate policies aimed at reducing these inequalities.

Leerresultaten

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • identify and define the different social determinants of nutrition and health;
  • describe the different life course approaches to studying health;
  • discuss the role of the environment (e.g., neighbourhood) and life stage (e.g., adolescence) in shaping the influence of social determinants on nutrition and health;
  • discuss the mechanisms linking social determinants to nutrition and health;
  • analyse critically the effects of public policies on the social determinants of nutrition and health;
  • apply life course approaches in the study of social determinants of nutrition and health.

Onderwijsmethode en toetsing

Students' final grades will be based on (1) a group project (30%), (2) an individual essay (30%), and (3) a final exam (40%).

Veronderstelde voorkennis

Assumed Knowledge:
This course is designed for third-year Bachelors' students, with some basic knowledge of social sciences, health or nutrition.

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Aanbod

  • Startdatum

    11 maart 2024

    • Einddatum
      3 mei 2024
    • Periode *
      Period 5
    • Locatie
    • Voertaal
      Engels
    Inschrijvingsperiode gesloten
  • Startdatum

    10 maart 2025

    • Einddatum
      2 mei 2025
    • Periode *
      Period 5
    • Locatie
    • Voertaal
      Engels
    De inschrijving begint over 49 dagen
Dit aanbod is voor studenten van Utrecht University