Master's Degree - Dietetics

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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

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

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

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


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.

Jenna Kilawee smiling at the camera as a female resident in her assisted living facility sits next to her kissing her cheek.I needed something flexible that would allow me to "attend" classes in the middle of the night, on the weekends, while at home with my newborn son, or whenever I could spare a minute.  The Great Plains IDEA program allowed me to do just that.  I was able to continue my life while advancing my career.  Even before I graduated I had job offers lined up that I had only dreamed about before pursuing my master's degree in gerontology.

– – Jenna Kilawee, Gerontology Graduate,
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