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International Health
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm

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Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:

Introductory courses on nutrition, biostatistics, and epidemiology (e.g., 222.641 or 222.642, 340.601or 340.751, 140.621 or 140.651, and 222.647) or consent of instructor.


Addresses methodological aspects of nutritional epidemiologic research with a focus on analytical quantitative methods. Covers the main principles and quantitative research methods such as measurement errors and remedies, energy adjustment, and statistical analysis approaches. Teaches the skills and techniques to study dietary patterns, dietary quality, nutritional status, growth, agreement between assessments, and health outcomes. Key analysis approaches for studying the relationship between nutrition and health outcomes include factorial analysis, growth curve models, regression analysis, and mixed models. Addresses nutrition- and health-related questions using existing national and international nutrition-related survey data sets. Students gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the main issues covered. Students also gain hands-on experience in data analysis, and presenting and interpreting research findings through working on real data sets in lab sessions and assignment

Methods of Assessment:

15% participation in classes, lab sessions and group assignments; 60% assignments (6 lab assignments); 25% final project

Enrollment Restriction:

see prerequisites

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Students need consent if they have not fulfilled the prerequisites.