Universität Wien

330017 SE International Nutrition Policy (2021W)

Theory and Implementation

Continuous assessment of course work

Course for Master- and PHD Students
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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 16 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 18.10. 08:45 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2E562 Ernährungswissenschaften UZA II
Tuesday 19.10. 08:45 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2E562 Ernährungswissenschaften UZA II
Wednesday 20.10. 08:45 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2E562 Ernährungswissenschaften UZA II
Thursday 21.10. 08:45 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2E562 Ernährungswissenschaften UZA II
Friday 22.10. 08:45 - 14:00 Seminarraum 2E562 Ernährungswissenschaften UZA II


Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction to the background of global nutrition policy (justification, concept) and examples for its implementation at regional and national level. Reference will be made to the strategies and problem-oriented interventions of Agencies of the UN system (WHO, FAO, UNICEF, WFP, and World Bank).
To Understand the essential components of International Nutrition Policy. To learn what basic requirements are needed for formulating a nutrition policy. To deepen understanding of causes of morbidity and mortality with focus on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). How to plan cost effective interventions to address double burden of malnutrition, how to put a nutrition policy into operation and how to develop a National Action Plan on Nutrition. The need for an intersectoral coordination mechanism at various levels.
Contents and methods:
Course participant will select a priority topic at national level to address malnutrition or diet-related NCD- risk fctors. Prepare an oral presentation using available media showing topic objectives, inputs, anticipated outcomes, describing the method of implementation used and monitoring and evaluation applied. Indicate the source of information presented. Presentation will be followed by a discussion in the class. Presentations should be shared with the course participants.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation, quality of the prepared and presented tasks , discussions and concluding oral exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presence in the seminar, justified one absence tolrated.
Of 100 points: Presentation (30 p.), Discussion (of own presentation and active engagement in class discussions) (30 p.), Concluding oral exam at the end of the course based on data provided by course leader and the topic presented (40 P.).
1 (sehr gut) 100-85 P. 2 (gut) 84-72 P.) 3 (befriedigend) 71-61 P. 4 (genügend) 60-50 P. 5 (nicht genügend) 49-0 P.

Examination topics

Introductory lectures by the course leader on the course program topics and defined assigned task to be prepared, presented and discussed by the student.

Reading list

In addition to the links to the UN Agencies, used sources of information and a large selection of data presented in the introductory lectures will be provided by the course leader.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 01.04.2022 09:09