NUTR830: Advanced Topics in Macronutrient Metabolism
- Graduate level
- Winter term(s) for residential students;
- 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
- Instructor(s): Staff (Residential);
- Last offered Winter 2022
- Not offered 2023-2024
- Prerequisites: NUTR630 and NUTR631
- Description: This course is an elective designed for research-based molecular nutrition students. It will introduce topics and methods in biochemical and molecular nutrition research. We will use group discussions and individual projects to enhance critical analysis skills and learn how to follow in the rapidly advancing field of molecular nutrition.
- Learning Objectives: * Develop high critical thinking skills such as synthesis and projecting future studies within recent macromolecular nutrition topics. * Learn how to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of nutrition research. * Gain fluency in the molecular nutrition literature including how to assess the validity of claims. * Familiarize yourself with the process of developing research grant proposals and reviews. * Identify limitations in research articles, and how this affects the rigor and universality of their conclusions. * Interpret and evaluate modern molecular nutrition methods based on their implementation and appropriate controls. * Evaluate emerging themes in macromolecular nutrition that affect individual responses to the diet.
|Department||Program||Degree||Competency||Specific course(s) that allow assessment||NUTR||Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition||PhD||Create a rigorous study design to test a research question based on a critical evaluation of prior literature||NUTR990, NUTR995, NUTR830|