Course Description

This course covers basic epidemiologic concepts and methods and introduces students to techniques, including dietary assessment methods, which are used in human nutrition research. Students will learn to calculate and interpret basic measures of disease frequency and measures of effect, will be introduced to methods for recognizing and addressing sources of error in human studies, and will learn the basics of study design and implementation for nutrition research. Prerequisite: Prior completion of a course in statistics (e.g., NUTR 0207 or NUTR 0206 or its equivalent). This course is open only to students who are in the Master of Nutrition Science and Policy (MNSP) Degree Program

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Section Title
Epi Nutrition Professional
Jan 15, 2020 to May 08, 2020
Instruction Method
Hybrid - On Campus and Online  
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

Online Course Notes: This is a hybrid online course meaning that part of the course takes place on campus. This is an online synchronous course that requires attendance at all sessions. Tufts online courses are designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students. For more information about online course policies and expectations, please visit https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/online/online-learning

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript - Bachelor's + 3.0 GPA. You will be contacted after registration for required evidence of immunization; please contact lucia.fenney@tufts.edu with any questions regarding immunizations. Please note this course is primarily online but requires a classroom-based residency that takes place during the week of January 27-February 2, 2020. Please contact lynne.ausman@tufts.edu with any questions. Please note that courses cannot be repeated and students may only enroll in 4 NUTR, 2 NUTB, or 1 NUTC course prior to matriculation.

Pre-requisites: One prior semester of statistics. Biology, chemistry, biochemistry and general nutrition experience required.

Instructor Approval: During registration, you will be asked to explain how you meet the pre-requisites for this course and to describe any relevant experience. The instructor will use this information to confirm your enrollment or will otherwise be in touch with you.

Refund Policy: Course Policy 1

Remission Eligibility: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

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