Public Health Nutrition

Public Health Nutrition is a track on the Master 's Degree Programme in Public Health. Public Health Nutrition is closely related to public health and clinical nutrition, which are among the major subjects taught at the university. Public Health Nutrition focuses on the promotion of good health and the maintenance of well-being through nutrition among the whole population. The prevention of dietary-related illnesses is also emphasised. You will learn how nutrition promotes well-being in different life stages, and how it affects the risk of chronic diseases, how to plan public health nutrition interventions, and how food and nutrition policies affect food environment and consumption, among other things.

The aim of the track is to provide expertise for working on public health nutrition-related research, development and projects. Possible future employers include administrative bodies, organisations, industry, schools and research institutions.

The Public Health Nutrition track consists of course work of comprising 20 ECTS and a related Master 's thesis.

This track was offered as a Master ´s in Public Health Nutrition (MPHN) between 2008 and 2014 prior  to merging with MPH.