CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF POPULAR DIETS AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- describe the complex interrelationships that control appetite and feeding in humans
- critically appraise the scientific literature pertaining to both diets and dietary supplements, and provide an opinion based on the evidence as to whether the diet or supplement is worthy of recommendation
Focuses on the dietary supplements and diets purporting to promote health, induce weight loss, or treat specific health concerns are widely used by Americans, which are often minimally regulated. Students apply the tools of nutritional science to a critical analysis of popular diets and supplements. Students explore the following: nutrient analysis, dissecting several example diets and supplements in class discussions, preparing a comprehensive written analysis of a specific diet or supplement of their choosing, and presenting their findings orally.
Master's and doctoral students interested in the application of nutritional science to a critical analysis of popular diets and supplements.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Class participation, final paper and presentation.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
222.641 or equivalent; 140.611-612 or equivalent
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.
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