NIFK18016U Changing Public Food Systems
MSc Programme in Integrated Food Studies.
The general framework theme of the 3rd semester is “Integrated foodscapes”. As the theme title implies, the overall idea is to apply and integrate learnings from the first three semesters, including work within the themes of ‘welfare’ and ‘entrepreneurial’ foodscapes during 1st and 2nd semester. The 3rd semester courses are meant to support the integration of learnings from previous semesters while adding a more strategic dimension. All courses in the 3rd semester have a change-oriented strategic outlook; from strategic design and strategic communication to entrepreneurial issues. This implies a progression from the focus in previous semesters on mapping foodscapes and analysing structural, behavioural and other aspects of these, towards using this understanding to propose solutions and promote change. In the 3rd semester project module students can choose to specialize or to work integrated with foodscapes in a broad range of different spheres and possibly in cooperation with external partners. This course/project module have a specialized focus on public health nutrition issues integrating element from the former courses with a natural science perspective, and use methods from this tradition.
Students who pass the course will have qualifications as follows
Knowledge and understanding
- Should have knowledge of agendas and strategies related to healthier eating and health promotion in public and private organisations
- Should have knowledge about participatory methods for involving users in food, health and nutrition related innovation
- Should have knowledge about evidence and research based evaluation of food, health and nutrition related innovation
- Should be able to apply different methodological and theoretical frameworks in innovations for food environments in public and private organisations
- Should be able to work with food, health and nutrition related innovation in interdisciplinary teams in public and private organisations
- Should be able to integrate food, health and nutrition related innovation into existing nutrition policies and strategies
See Absalon for a list of course litterature.
This course is only available to students enrolled in the MSc Programme in Integrated Food Studies.
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examinationThe exam is an individual oral exam lasting 20-25 minutes, based on the project report. No preparation.
- Exam registration requirements
Submission of a report resulting from a project work carried out individually or in groups.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Similar to ordinary exam. If the project report has not been handed in for the ordinary exam, the student must hand in an individual project report two weeks prior to the reexam.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome.
- Project work
- Exam Preparation