Courses Taught by Kate Bauer

NUTR650: Socio-ecological Approaches to Child and Adolescent Nutrition

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Bauer, Kate (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: graduate student status,graduate student status
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course utilizes a socio-ecological approach to provide a comprehensive introduction to issues and current debates related to public health nutrition among children and adolescents. Throughout the semester, woven through all of these topics, there will be extensive consideration of appropriate research methodologies and critical reading of current scientific literature.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR650 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
NUTR Nutritional Interventions PhD Demonstrate familiarity of behavioral change theories and conceptual frameworks relevant to nutrition interventions in clinical and/or community contexts NUTR650

NUTR869: Innovations in Nutrition Research

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Bauer, Kate (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: Doctoral, MPH and MS student with demonstrated interest in Nutritional Sciences research (with permission),Doctoral, MPH and MS student with demonstrated interest in Nutritional Sciences research (with permission)
  • Description: The course will include: -integrative discussions of dissertation research projects -presentations of research findings -in-depth literature reviews and critiques -manuscript reviews in Nutritional Sciences
Concentration Competencies that NUTR869 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Disseminate rigorous research findings through clear, persuasive written and oral communication to both peers and non-technical audiences NUTR869
NUTR Nutritional Interventions PhD Disseminate rigorous research findings through clear, persuasive written and oral communication to both peers and non-technical audiences NUTR869

PUBHLTH309: Hunger in America: Building Skills to Feed Communities

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Aaronson, Susan Bauer, Kate (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Food insecurity, or a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, affects 1 in 8 Americans, and nearly 1 in 3 University of Michigan students. Food insecurity is caused by the intersection of a wide range of factors, from personal cooking skills to neighborhood food access to federal food policies. For this reason, fighting food insecurity in the US requires advocates with diverse skills, knowledge, and perspectives working together. This course seeks to provide students at the University of Michigan with these skills, knowledge, and perspectives, allowing them to become leaders to improve their own health and wellbeing and that of their communities and nationwide. To accomplish this, the course will integrate community visits; in-classroom, hands-on activities; and instructor-guided seminars to help students understand the experience and impacts of food insecurity across critical life stages of development (children, young adults, seniors).
  • Learning Objectives: Identify the relationships between social, economic, community, and personal circumstances that contribute to food insecurity. (Competency 1) Describe how food insecurity impacts social, physical, mental, and intellectual wellbeing. (Competency 1) Understand the role of community-based resources in combating food insecurity. (Competency 1) Understand the role that state and federal nutrition assistance programs have in addressing food insecurity and mitigating impacts of food insecurity. (Competency 1) Design nutritionally-adequate and financially-feasible menus for vulnerable individuals and families. (Competency 2) Demonstrate ability to access and purchase low-cost, nutritionally adequate food that aligns with federal food assistance requirements. (Competency 2) Demonstrate ability to prepare basic, affordable, socially-acceptable and nutritionally-balanced meals. (Competency 2)

PUBHLTH403: Obesity: From Cells to Society

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Bridges, Dave Bauer, Kate (Residential);
  • Not offered 2020-2021
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: STATS250, PUBLHLTH200, BIOL172
  • Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to obesity, a highly prevalent chronic disease in the US and worldwide. Through collaboratory instruction, we will approach the topic of obesity from biological, behavioral, and social science perspectives, providing students from diverse backgrounds fundamental knowledge and insight into current scientific questions and debates.