NUTRITION EPIDEMIOLOGY Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- apply a conceptual framework for choosing appropriate indicators of nutritional status for different research and programmatic applications
- identify key methodological issues when assessing dietary intake, biochemical and anthropometric indicators, and the implications of those issues for assessing nutrition disease relationships
- apply statistical methods for evaluating indicators of nutritional status, for choosing among candidate indicators and for assesing biases in nutrition-disease relationships
Reviews methodological issues related to nutritional assessment in the context of clinical, epidemiological, and programmatic research design. Discusses nutrition surveillance, cohort studies, field intervention trials, assessment techniques, and research design, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on class participation and homework exercises.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
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
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