Description: Practical Projects is the application of theory and principles of Nutritional Sciences to individual community-based public health settings. Course requirements include an approved practical project related to Nutritional Sciences in consultation with a faculty advisor. The experience is documented in an integrative paper demonstrating the scientific application of NS theories and principles to the practical project. May be elected more than once. Enrollment is limited to NS students with at least two full terms completed prior to registration.
Course Goals: To provide students with the opportunity to apply theory and principles of Nutritional Sciences to individual community-based public health settings.
Competencies: Depending upon the agency and type of work, the following competencies will be met:
1.Gather, evaluate and interpret nutrition information to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate food and nutrition programs.
2.Utilize appropriate nutritional assessment methods to prioritize nutrition concerns of individuals and target populations.
3.Assess populations in organizational and population-based settings through collection of quantitative and qualitative data.
4.Apply theoretical frameworks and research evidence to inform public health actions.
5.Apply epidemiologic and statistical methods to nutrition assessment, action, and/or evaluation.
Description: This course shall be elected by students enrolled in Master's degree programs that require a formal written thesis as a condition of program completion. The thesis shall be defended in front of the student's thesis committee. The course grade will reflect the student's accomplishments relative to the thesis and its defense. The course is to be elected only once.
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
Course Goals: Using the techniques that are discussed in the course description and with assistance from the assigned faculty mentor.
Competencies: Critical analysis of relevant literature.Practice and refine oral speaking while disseminating scientific information related to research interests in Nutritional Sciences.
NUTR899: Advanced Research in Nutritional Sciences
Prerequisites: Must be a PhD student in Nutritional Sciences
Description: Original investigations of a specific research topic in Nutritional Sciences. Designed for doctoral students performing research prior to passing their qualifying exams. Students will complete two separate rotations with faculty members for a minimum of 1 credit each. This course may be elected more than once.
Course Goals: Expose PhD students to Nutritional Sciences research opportunities in order to assist students in exploring interest areas and a dissertation topic.
Competencies: To be determined with the faculty member and the student based upon the research rotation.