UM SPH Academic Courses
EHS662 METHODS IN NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
- 3 Credit Hour(s)
- Prerequisites: BIOSTAT513 or BIOSTAT 523 (or equivalent); AND EPID503 (or equivalent); AND PHYSIO502 (or equiv)
- Description: This course focuses on the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of epidemiologic studies addressing diet, human health and disease. The course will review methodological issues in quantitative epidemiological studies, including dietary assessment methods, sources of variation in the diet, energy intake, measurement error, anthropometry and body composition, biomarkers of dietary intake, dietary patterns analysis, and gene-diet interactions. Students will advance their knowledge in nutrition research from a population perspective and gain experience in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of dietary intake data. Didactic lectures, active participation by students, computer exercises, and homework are utilized to allow students to gain hands-on experience on nutritional epidemiologic data analyses. Intended for second year graduate students (Masters and Ph.D.); knowledge in nutrition is highly desirable although not required.
- Course Goals: The goals of this course include providing students with tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data on the effect of diet on human health and disease (see course description).
- Competencies: C1: Suggest appropriate dietary assessment methods under different epidemiologic research scenarios / I C2: Identify sources of variation in dietary data / I C3: Perform epidemiological analyses of dietary data / A C4: Recognize and adjust for confounding by total energy intake when conducting epidemiologic analyses of diet and health / A C5: Identify body composition analysis methods for specific research scenarios / I C6: Critically assess scientific literature on diet and human health/disease / A
- This course is cross-listed with EPID662 in the SPH - Epidemiology department.
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