The University of Georgia
COURSE ID: FDNS 4540/6540
Course Title: Public Health Dietetics
Course Computer Title: Public Health Dietetics
Nutrition in public health care and tools for successful
management and delivery of nutrition services, including
knowledge and experience conducting community assessment, program
planning/design and implementation, and evaluation as related to
nutritional care. Designed to provide experiential learning in
the community and public health settings.
COURSE DESCRIPTION (must be 50 words or less)
Graduate students are required to prepare and present 2 lectures on a specific public health issue.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
CREDIT HOURS AND LECTURE/LAB/DISCUSSION HOURS
NON-TRADITIONAL FORMAT(if lecture/lab hours or lecture/discussion hours are fewer than credit hours, please justify)
Course cannot be repeated for credit
The course will not be open to students who have credit in the following courses:
DUPLICATE CREDIT STATEMENT(do not list quarter course IDs)
Undergraduate: FDNS 4050/6050 or FDNS 4510/6510
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE COURSES
PRIMARY DELIVERY MECHANISM (select only one):
COURSE WILL BE OFFERED
EFFECTIVE SEMESTER AND YEAR OF CURRENT VERSION OF COURSE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR THE SYLLABUS
COURSE OBJECTIVES OR EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
To relate the social, economic, psychological, behavioral, and
environmental factors to food availability and the health and
nutritional status of populations.
To recognize population groups at risk and those with special
To understand the role and skills needed to work with diverse
To define the roles and responsibilities of a public health
To identify the components of successful delivery of quality
To discuss public health programs and policies involved in the
delivery of nutrition care for individuals throughout the life
To learn effective nutrition interviewing and counseling
strategies, demonstrate counseling skills, and document an
effective nutrition plan.
To learn how to conduct a community nutrition assessment.
Conduct nutrition needs assessment of population group(s) in
an assigned community.
Prepare a report of the community assessment to be shared with
Develop a program/intervention to be implemented at the
community level to address the nutrition/public health problem
identified during the community assessment.
Write a grant proposal to solicit funding for the implementation
of the program/intervention developed.
To understand the role of the nutrition manager and components
of successful nutrition services management.
Students practice skills learned in class in the greater
community by using their nutrition assessment and interviews to
create proposed programs and draft grants that would be
appropriate. Grant proposals are submitted to the course
instructor, and shared with peers, all of whom review and
critique the proposal.
Students interview members of the public at large who may use
public health services so that students can determine that needs
identified by providers of services align with the needs as
identified by recipients of these services.
Community assessment reports are shared with all interested
stakeholders and these stakeholders are encouraged to provide
feedback. Examples of stakeholders include county-wide directors
of the Dept. of Health, WIC staff and clinic managers, physical
education teachers and community leaders.
Opportunities in Community Nutrition
The Health Care Industry
Nutrition Policy and Monitoring
Designing Community Interventions
Marketing Nutrition Programs
Program Management and Grant Writing
Community Nutrition in the Life Cycle
Domestic Hunger and Food Assistance Programs
UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE AND ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
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