Nutrition in Developing Countries Course


The Nutrition in Developing Countries short course will provide a comprehensive summary of the issues involved in maintaining community and household food security, assessing nutritional status and needs, and developing and managing programs addressing energy undernutrition and other nutritional deficiencies.


  • Identify and classify the major nutrients required for good human health and well-being
  • Analyse the major global and local determinants of adequate human nutrition
  • Assess the nutritional status of individuals and populations
  • Diagnose and manage acute undernutrition in children and adults
  • Identify the causative factors in the evolution of population nutrition emergencies
  • Plan programs to rehabilitate undernourished communities and to maintain and strengthen household food security
  • Understand the impact of rapid social, economic and behavioural change on human nutrition in the form of chronic, non-communicable diseases.

Find out more about this and other Burnet Institute Master of Public Health units and short courses in international health.

Date & Time

Wednesday, 23 August, 2017 – Wednesday, 30 August, 2017


Burnet Institute
85 Commercial Road
Melbourne Victoria 3004

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$990 AUD (Individuals) $825 AUD (ACFID Members) Includes tuition and course materials; but excludes travel, accommodation, health cover, visas and other expenses.

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Sieyin Phung

Project Manager, and Education & Training