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Critical Thinking in Nutrition II

East Baltimore
2nd term
International Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  3:30 - 4:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Lawrence Cheskin



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. Discuss the peer review process and the construction of a research paper
  2. Analyze critically the key elements of specific journal articles in the field of nutrition through guided discussions and written assignments
  3. Construct alternative ways to answer research questions when the article being critically 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.

Enrollment Restriction:

limited to PhD students and master's students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required if 222.658 was not completed.

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