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OverviewThe programme provides training in public health nutrition in a global setting. An integrated programme covers epidemiological, dietary, public health, social and biological aspects of nutritional science. Specialist topics include: maternal and child nutrition; nutrition in emergencies; nutrition programme planning, evaluation and monitoring; nutrition-related chronic disease. The main programme focus is on nutritional problems in low and middle-income countries – although skills and
The programme provides training in public health nutrition in a global setting. An integrated programme covers epidemiological, dietary, public health, social and biological aspects of nutritional science. Specialist topics include: maternal and child nutrition; nutrition in emergencies; nutrition programme planning, evaluation and monitoring; nutrition-related chronic disease. The main programme focus is on nutritional problems in low and middle-income countries – although skills and learning outcomes are widely applicable to all populations globally.
The programme attracts graduates from many countries and various disciplines who wish to equip themselves for global health nutrition research and teaching, operational work in the field or community nutrition programmes, work in public health nutrition, including health promotion and nutrition education, and for policy and programme planning in e MSc has been designed to focus on nutritional problems in low- and middle-income countries. This course is not a dietetic qualification.
The MSc Nutrition for Global Health was first accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) in 1999 and is currently undergoing the regular 5 yearly reaccreditation. Final outcomes from this process are expected mid-2020. Please check this page and the AfN website then for formal accreditation status for 2020/21 entry.
By the end of this programme students should be able to:
demonstrate an advanced knowledge of public health nutrition at biological, social & policy levels
assess critically, select and apply a range of appropriate research skills and techniques, including: anthropometry, dietary analysis, statistics, epidemiology, qualitative methods, research, computing & information retrieval
interpret and synthesise different types of data used to analyse and assess nutritional problems at population and population sub-group levels
evaluate critically the findings of scientific studies on public health nutrition
disseminate and present research findings in a range of formats and contexts
identify and formulate appropriate responses and intervention strategies to address nutritional issues, taking into account the public health and social policy contexts
apply knowledge of effective teamwork and communication skills to solve problems and achieve goals.
Graduates work for local and national governments, NGOs, international agencies, academic institutions, and in fields ranging from food emergencies to research on nutrient-gene interactions.
Students, academics, and professionals study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned Master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health.
Over the last 120 years, LSHTM has spearheaded world-leading research and teaching within a global network of academics, alumni, students and partners. Its mission of improving health worldwide has helped to establish its place as one of the best public health institutions worldwide.
LSHTM has more than 30,000 alumni in over 180 countries working in government, academia, international agencies and health services.