222.660.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Prerequisites
    Introductory courses on nutrition, biostatistics, and epidemiology (e.g., 222.641 or 222.642, 340.601or 340.751, 140.621 or 140.651, and 222.647) or consent of instructor.
  • Course Schedule

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  • Contact Information
    Youfa Wang
  • Course Learning Objectives

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  • 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. Addresses nutrition- and health-related questions using existing national and international nutrition-related survey data sets. Students gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the main issues covered. Students also gain hands-on experience in data analysis, and presenting and interpreting research findings through working on real data sets in lab sessions and assignment
  • Intended Audience
    Doctoral students and advanced master's students in public health who are interested in nutritional epidemiologic research
  • Methods of Assessment
    15% participation in classes, lab sessions and group assignments; 60% assignments (6 lab assignments); 25% final project
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