Description: This course is designed for Master students in the Department of Nutritional Sciences who are interested in conducting or better interpreting epidemiologic studies on nutrition and disease. The course will review methodological issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of studies investigating the relationship between diet and disease.
Course Goals: 1. Understand methodological concepts on Nutritional Epidemiology 2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the main methods used in Nutritional Epidemiology 3. Synthesize and interpret the scientific literature on Nutritional Epidemiology.
NUTR626: Controversial topics in the role of nutrition on chronic disease
Prerequisites: EPID 600/503 or equivalent or and BIOSTAT 501/521 or equivalent
Description: This public health oriented course will provide students the opportunity to advance their knowledge in nutrition and chronic disease research from a population perspective and help them to better interpret epidemiologic studies on nutrition and chronic disease.
Course Goals: Introduce students to the current state of knowledge regarding nutrition and chronic disease.
Competencies: Demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition research, including basic pathophysiology.
Demonstrate ability to synthesize and interpret the scientific literature on nutrition and chronic disease.
Understand methodological concepts on nutrition and chronic disease research.
Be able to evaluate nutritional prevention strategies and dietary guidelines implemented to reduce the burden of chronic disease.
This course is cross-listed with EPID 625 in the Epidemiology department.