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222.647.01 Nutrition Epidemiology

International Health
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Laura Caulfield
Course Instructor :

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 assessing biases in nutrition-disease relationships
Methods of Assessment:

Student performance will be evaluated by class participation (10%) and six homework exercises (90%). The homework assignments are weighted according to the number of points assigned.

Enrollment Restriction:

No undergraduates

Instructor Consent:

No consent required