222.658.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 1 Credit(s)
F 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Lawrence Cheskin
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • how scientific discuss and experimental findings make their way into the nutritional literature through didactics and examination of selected peer-reviewed journal articles of importance
    • They will become skilled at critically analyzing journal articles pre-selected by several members of the Nutrition faculty through guided reading, in-class guided discussion and debate, and written follow-up assignments
  • Course Description
    Introduces graduate students of nutrition to the seminal literature in the field. Teaches students how to interpret and evaluate literature, and foster discussion and debate among students and faculty on current issues. Faculty selects seminal papers and participates in the discussion. Students are expected to read each paper as well as discuss and explain the methods and results in class.
  • Intended Audience
    MSPH/MPH/PhD stuents focusing their training on nutrition, or any students interested in learning how to critically evaluate the scientific literature, using nutrition as a focus.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation is based on attendance and contribution to discussion.
  • Required Text(s)

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  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Lawrence Cheskin, MD
    Office: 550 N Broadway, Suite 1001
    Tel: 410 502-0145

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