Master's Degree - Dietetics

Fall 2021 Course Information
International Nutrition and World Hunger

Course Description
This course is an advanced study of the magnitude, causes, and nature of hunger and undernutrition in low income countries. The course emphasizes programs, policies, and planning directed toward alleviating hunger.
Contacts
Instructor

Danielle Christifano
dchristifano@kumc.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest
Dan Buettner
Edition: Second, 2012
ISBN: 78-1-4262-0948-2
Publisher: The National Geographic Society

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Fadiman, Anne
Edition: 1998
ISBN: 0-374-52564-1
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux. New York, NY

Introduction to Global Health
Jacobsen, Kathryn H.
Edition: Third, 2019
ISBN: 978-1284123890
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett, Sudbury, MA.


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at KU Medical Center, you will receive one of three emails depending on your current KUMC student status:
  1. If this is your first course through KUMC, a new account will be created.  You will receive an initial email from tlt@kumc.edu with instructions on how to open a secure email, followed by the secure email which will provide your login instructions and the title of the course(s) you are enrolled in.
  2. If you have taken a course through KUMC and your account is still active, usually having taken a course within the past year, you will receive an email from tlt@kumc.edu informing you of the course(s) you are enrolled in, your username, and who to contact if you forgot your password.
  3. If you have taken a course through KUMC before and it has been a year or longer, your account will most likely need to be reactivated.  You will receive a secure email from accountmanagement@kumc.edu with your login instructions.

Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

Molly Roush Student Excellence Award Recipient 2020.pngThe flexibility and affordable tuition rates were what first enticed me to apply to the Great Plains IDEA Community Development program, but finding real solutions to the issues I’m passionate about is what has made this program so rewarding!  In my opinion, the best aspect of this program is the diversity among students and faculty.  My peers, who live all over the country and in various places around the globe, have challenged me to develop a broader and more diverse understanding of ‘community’ and how common problems affect each unique community.  I’m not just learning how to address similar issues in similar locations but am learning to be creative and adapt development methods to create solutions based on each community’s unique culture and needs.

– – Molly Roush, Community Development Student
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