For students attending the course Diet, physical activity and disease prevention – interventions, mHealth and eHealth (15 credits) course code 4NT003

This course is divided into two parts; Diet, physical activity and disease prevention (5 credits) and Interventions, mHealth and eHealth (10 credits). It deals with diet-related global diseases, their prevalence, trends and determinants with focus on diet and physical activity and also aims to give you a deeper understanding and knowledge of intervention studies in the field of nutrition and physical activity, especially interventions delivered through internet/mobile phone technology.


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Introduction to the course

Diet, physical activity and disease prevention (5 credits)

During this part of the course, different surveillance and monitoring systems for diet-related global diseases are discussed, as well as relevant organisations, policy documents and action plans in the field of public health nutrition. Examples of public health monitoring and initiatives in the area of diet and physical activity in relation to the prevention of global non-communicable diseases are discussed.

Interventions, mHealth and eHealth (10 credits)

This part of the course will cover study planning, study design (randomized controlled trials), and evaluation (data analyses and interpretation of results). You will write a project plan for an intervention study, which will include three phases: planning, implementation and evaluation. You will present your project plan and will also be an opponent on another group's project plan.

During the course you will discuss how to develop the components of an intervention as well as how to evaluate whether it was effective or not. This course will also cover behaviour change models and techniques (for example motivational interviewing) as well as knowledge on how to develop interventions utilising the internet and mobile phone technology. It also deals with different funding opportunities for research projects and health promotion initiatives and how such an application is structured.

The course consists of seminars, group work, lectures, exercises and discussions and opposing on another groups project plan. The examination of part 1 consists of active participation in workshops and an individual assignment. The examination of part 2 consists of oral and written assignments, a group work and an individual written report.


Ioannis Ioakeimidis

Course leader part 1

Sara Bruce

Educational administrator

Course literature and useful resources

Reports, articles and other prescribed literature are listed at course start and will be available electronically.


Canvas is the e-learning platform we are using at KI. Here you will find course material, assignments and a possibility to communicate with students and teachers. One to two weeks before the course starts you will as a student get an invitation by e-mail to the address you used at After accepting the invitation you should be able to access the course.