This subject is an introduction to public health and the health benefits of ulam intake. It is designed to provide students with relevant foundational knowledge on public health, so they can be more health conscious and leading to behaviour change towards healthy eating and lifestyle.
4 sessions of 2 hours weekly.
This short course aims at introducing public health In Malaysia, and the health benefits of local edible flora or “ulam” in human health and nutrition.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
The breakdown of the assessment modalities is as follows:
Details are shown here below.
CA is conducted at the end of each session in the form of 1 brief online Quiz. CA is worth 40% of the total assessment, i.e., 10% worth per session.
FA is conducted at the end of the module, and comprises 2 modalities, cumulating to 60% of the overall assessment:
Session 1: Public health and nutrition (2 hours)
Session 2: Vegetables and fruits intake: Is it necessary? (2 hours)
Session 3: Talking Professionally About Edible Flora : Ulam (2 hours)
SESSION 4 Assignments: How to increase ulam consumption at individual, family and community levels? (2 hours)
SESSION 5: Online Quiz + Group Assignment
National Coordinating Committee on Food and Nutrition. 2017. Malaysia Recommended Nutrient Intake. Putrajaya: Ministry of Health Malaysia.
National Coordinating Committee on Food and Nutrition. 2021. Malaysian Dietary Guidelines 2021. Putrajaya: Ministry of Health Malaysia.
Raymond, J.L. and Morrow, K., 2021. Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process 1st South East Asian Edition. Singapore: Elsevier.
Samy, J & Sugumaran, M. & Lee L.W. Kate.; Wong, K.M. (ed.). 2014. Useful Herbs of Malaysia and Singapore. An introduction to their medicinal, culinary, aromatic, and cosmetic uses. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish.
Wan Hassan, Wan Embong. 2010. Ulam: Salad Herbs of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Masbe Sdn Bhd.
Database – Plant for a future: https://pfaf.org/user/default.aspx
Textbook – An introduction to nutrition: https://www.oercommons.org/courses/an-introduction-to-nutrition-v1-0/view
Market and Recipe by the Ulam School: https://vimeo.com/user107415200
Wild Edible Plants and Jungle Survival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boBYxLJNCnM
Our team curates botanical, cultural and culinary information to make them user-friendly for everyone.