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Department: Epidemiology
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course 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.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the major principals and challenges in nutritional epidemiologic research. 2. Assess quantitative methods that can be used in analysis of nutrition-related data. 3. Manage nutritional epidemiologic data. 4. Address issues that are unique in nutritional epidemiologic research regarding study.

Methods of Assessment: In Class participation and group project
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Introductory courses on nutrition, biostatistics, and epidemiology

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail