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Department: International Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Lawrence Cheskin
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Introduces graduate students of nutrition to the seminal literature in the field. Teaches students how to interpret and evaluate literature, and foster discussion and debate among students and faculty on current issues. Faculty selects seminal papers and participates in the discussion. Students are expected to read each paper as well as discuss and explain the methods and results in class.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss the peer review process and he construction of a research paper
Analyze critically the key elements of specific journal articles in the field of nutrition through guided discussions and written assignments
Construct alternative ways to answer research questions when the article being criticallly analyzed falls short or has limitations

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation is based on attendance and contribution to discussion, and written assignments based on the student's analysis of each journal article discussed in class.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:20
Enrollment Minimum: 2
Enrollment Maximum: 20
Enrollment Restriction: limited to PhD students and master's students
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent required if 222.658 was not completed.

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Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail