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Nutrition Epidemiology

East Baltimore
3rd term
International Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Laura Caulfield

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 70% Homework
  • 30% Discussion

Enrollment Restriction:

No undergraduates

Instructor Consent:

No consent required