TOPICS IN ADVANCED NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY Syllabus

340.672.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the major principals and challenges in nutritional epidemiologic research. 2. Assess quantitative methods that can be used in analysis of nutrition-related data. 3. Manage nutritional epidemiologic data. 4. Address issues that are unique in nutritional epidemiologic research regarding study.
  • Course Description

    Addresses methodological aspects of nutritional epidemiologic research with a focus on analytical quantitative methods. Covers the main principles and quantitative research methods such as measurement errors and remedies, energy adjustment, and statistical analysis approaches. Teaches the skills and techniques to study dietary patterns, dietary quality, nutritional status, growth, agreement between assessments, and health outcomes. Key analysis approaches for studying the relationship between nutrition and health outcomes include factorial analysis, growth curve models, regression analysis, and mixed models.

  • Intended Audience

    JHSPH students and Summer Institute participants

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: In Class participation and group project

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    Introductory courses on nutrition, biostatistics, and epidemiology

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.