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222.658.01 Critical Thinking in Nutrition

International Health
1st term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday,  1:30 - 2:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Lawrence Cheskin
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 Objectives:

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

  1. How scientific discuss and experimental findings make their way into the nutritional literature through didactics and examination of selected peer-reviewed journal articles of importance
  2. They will become skilled at critically analyzing journal articles pre-selected by several members of the nutrition faculty through guided reading, in-class guided discussion and debate, and written follow-up assignments
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation is based on attendance and contribution to discussion.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required