Courses Taught by Karen Peterson
NUTR677: Physical Growth and Maturation
- Graduate level
- Fall term(s) for residential students;
- 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
- Instructor(s): Peterson, Karen (Residential);
- 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.
|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
- Graduate level
- Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students;
- 1-6 credit hour(s) for residential students;
- Instructor(s): Aaronson, Susan Cole, Suzanne Dolinoy, Dana Jones, Andrew Mancuso, Peter Peterson, Karen Sonneville, Kendrin Staff Baylin, Ana Anderson, Olivia (Residential);
- Prerequisites: None
- Description: This course will be used by faculty members to teach special topics related to Nutritional Sciences.
PUBHLTH511: Nutrition and Public Health
- Graduate level
- Residential and Online MPH and Online MS
- This is a first year course for Online students
- Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students; Fall term(s) for online MPH students; Fall term(s) for online MS students.
- 2 credit hour(s) for residential students; 2 credit hour(s) for online MPH students; 2 credit hour(s) for online MS students;
- Instructor(s): Peterson, Karen Leung, Cindy (Residential); Peterson, Karen Leung, Cindy (Online MPH); Leung, Cindy Peterson, Karen (Online MS);
- Prerequisites: SPH MPH and SPH MHSA Residential Students Only or By Instructor Permission
- 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.
- 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 is required for the school-wide core curriculum
|Department||Program||Degree||Competency||Specific course(s) that allow assessment||Population and Health Sciences||MPH||Design multisector collaborations that will support all phases of population health improvement (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation)||PUBHLTH515, HBEHED590, HBEHED591, PUBHLTH511||Population and Health Sciences||MPH||Recommend evidence-based interventions that engage broad and diverse community stakeholders for population health improvement||PUBHLTH515, EPID591, NUTR597, PUBHLTH511||Population and Health Sciences||MS||Demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and current research problems in population health using at least two key disciplines (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, nutritional science).||PUBHLTH511, PUBHLTH512, PUBHLTH514, PUBHLTH515||Population and Health Sciences||MS||Critically evaluate research reports and publications.||PUBHLTH511, PUBHLTH511, PUBHLTH515||Population and Health Sciences||MS||Apply methodological skills needed to plan, conduct, critique and/or research population health issues and solutions.||BIOSTAT591, PUBHLTH511, PUBHLTH512, PUBHLTH515, PUBHLTH682, PUBHLTH683|