Courses Taught by Karen Peterson

NUTR677: Physical Growth and Maturation

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Peterson, Karen
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT 501 or 521
  • Description: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and methods to assess human physical growth and maturational tempo from conception through adolescence and among women of reproductive age. The selection, measurement, and interpretation of anthropometric indicators of growth and maturational tempo are discussed in detail. Public health applications are considered, including the use and limitations of reference growth curves; population trends in obesity, maturation, and stature; growth monitoring in the U.S. and in international public health settings and environmental influences on physical growth and maturation. Students will gain technical expertise in basic analysis and interpretation of growth data from population studies.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR677 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MPH Develop appropriate designs to rigorously monitor and evaluate nutrition programs and policies in diverse contexts NUTR633, NUTR650, NUTR677
NUTR MPH Apply public health theoretical frameworks and nutrition research evidence to inform public health actions NUTR642, NUTR650, NUTR677, NUTR633
NUTR MPH Explain dietary influences on health outcomes, and identify population-based strategies to improve nutritional health NUTR642, NUTR650, NUTR677

NUTR796: Special Topics in Nutritional Sciences

PUBHLTH511: Nutrition and Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s) for residential students; Fall term for online students.
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Peterson, Karen Leung, Cindy
  • Prerequisites: SPH MPH and SPH MHSA Residential Students Only or By Instructor Permission
  • This course is Both Residential and Online
  • Description: Introduce MPH students to important topics in nutrition and public health, program planning and program evaluation. PUBHLTH511 is an introductory course to nutrition research and will cover topics, such as healthful diet patterns, methods of dietary assessment, nutritional epidemiology, nutrition through the life cycle, and nutritional needs of diverse populations. This course will have a hybrid style (online & in-class) of instruction.
  • Course Goals: -Students should be able to apply nutrition indicators for different public health purposes, including: estimating prevalence, monitoring and surveillance, and investigating diet and disease relationships, identifying at risk individuals and groups, and evaluating programs. -Students should be able to apply public health conceptual frameworks and nutrition research evidence to inform public health actions. -Students should be able to use evidence-based knowledge to develop nutrition programs and interventions for diverse populations. -Students should be able to develop appropriate designs to rigorously monitor and evaluate nutrition programs and policies in diverse contexts.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will be able to: 1) apply nutrition indicators for different public health purposes, including: estimating prevalence, monitoring and surveillance, and investigating diet and disease relationships, identifying at-risk individuals and groups, and evaluating programs; 2) apply public health conceptual frameworks and nutrition research evidence to inform public health actions; 3) use evidence-based knowledge to develop nutrition programs and interventions for diverse populations; and 4) develop appropriate designs to rigorously monitor and evaluate nutrition programs and policies in diverse contexts.
  • This course required for the school-wide core curriculum
Concentration Competencies that PUBHLTH511 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
online MPH Design multisector collaborations that will support all phases of population health improvement (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation) PUBHLTH515, HBEHED590, HBEHED591, PUBHLTH511
online MPH Recommend evidence-based interventions that engage broad and diverse community stakeholders for population health improvement PUBHLTH515, EPID591, NUTR597, PUBHLTH511