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222.647.01 NUTRITION EPIDEMIOLOGY

Department:
International Health
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:

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Description:

Reviews methodological issues related to nutritional assessment in the context of clinical, epidemiological, and programmatic research design. Discusses nutrition surveillance, cohort studies, field intervention trials, assessment techniques, and research design, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. apply a conceptual framework for choosing appropriate indicators of nutritional status for different research and programmatic applications
  2. identify key methodological issues when assessing dietary intake, biochemical and anthropometric indicators, and the implications of those issues for assessing nutrition disease relationships
  3. apply statistical methods for evaluating indicators of nutritional status, for choosing among candidate indicators and for assesing biases in nutrition-disease relationships
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and homework exercises.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required