Courses Details

NUTR595: Nutrition And Genetic Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Both Online MPH and Online MS
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Winter term(s) for online MPH students; term(s) for online MS students.
  • 3 credit hour(s) for online MPH students; 3 credit hour(s) for online MS students;
  • Instructor(s): Ruiz-Narvaez, Edward (Online MPH); Ruiz-Narvaez, Edward (Online MS);
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT 501 or 521 and PUBHLTH 512
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course familiarizes students with general methods and principles of nutrition and genetic epidemiology. In this course, students learn about methods to collect nutritional and genetic information at the population level, and how to apply methods of nutritional and genetic epidemiology to examine the relationship of diet, genes, and disease.
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Explain different methods to collect nutrition data 2. Assess strengths and weaknesses of different methods to collect nutrition data in epidemiological studies 3. Apply analytic tools to adjust for energy intake on nutritional epidemiology studies 4. Determine association of dietary factors with health outcomes 5. Explain types of genetic variation at the population level 6. Calculate allele frequencies at the population level 7. Understand factors affecting allele frequencies 8. Identify publicly available data for studies of genetic epidemiology 9. Calculate measures of association of genetic factors and health outcomes 10. Describe types of gene-diet interaction 11. Analyze datasets to estimate measures of gene-diet interaction 12. Interpret results of gene-diet interaction analysis 13. Summarize results of gene-diet interaction analysis to identify at-risk subjects