Fall 2016 Courses

NTR 390 Advances in Nutritional Sciences

Prof. Jeanne Freeland-Graves, W 1-4 pm. Macronutrients and human metabolism: digestion, absorption, and metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates; energy; and obesity.

NTR 390 Vitamins and Minerals

Dr. Laura Lashinger, TTh 12:30-2 pm. Biomedical, cellular and molecular, and clinical aspects of vitamins, minerals, and water.

NTR 390 Principles of Epidemiology in Nutritional Sciences

Prof. Michele Forman, TTh 9:30-11 am. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with nutritional epidemiology methods and research.  The methods include study design, e.g. prospective cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies; nutrition surveillance and monitoring; and the validity and reliability of data collection tools such as dietary questionnaires, biomarkers of diet and anthropometric measurements like weight and height for estimation of obesity. The course will examine nutritional epidemiology with two themes in mind: theme one: should we focus on those at risk for disease due to nutritional status or improve the health of all by nutritional intervention? Theme two:  the extent to which different tools used to assess nutritional status has validity and reliability for epidemiology research.  Students will also learn to interpret study results in nutritional epidemiology research from the perspectives of study hypothesis, design, conduct, data analysis and interpretation.  This course prepares students to evaluate scientific articles and lay news reports about major controversies in population health nutrition.  A forum of lectures, discussions, quizzes, exams and evaluation of literature will take place. Controversial and contemporary population nutrition research articles will be critically evaluated in light of editorials and news reports on the subject matter.

 

spring 2017 courses

NTR 390 Vitamins and Minerals

Dr. Sara Sweitzer, TTh 12:30-2 pm. Biomedical, cellular and molecular, and clinical aspects of vitamins, minerals, and water.

NTR 390 Principles of Epidemiology in Nutritional Sciences

Prof. Ladia Hernandez, TTh 9:30-11 am. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with nutritional epidemiology methods and research.  The methods include study design, e.g. prospective cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies; nutrition surveillance and monitoring; and the validity and reliability of data collection tools such as dietary questionnaires, biomarkers of diet and anthropometric measurements like weight and height for estimation of obesity. The course will examine nutritional epidemiology with two themes in mind: theme one: should we focus on those at risk for disease due to nutritional status or improve the health of all by nutritional intervention? Theme two:  the extent to which different tools used to assess nutritional status has validity and reliability for epidemiology research.  Students will also learn to interpret study results in nutritional epidemiology research from the perspectives of study hypothesis, design, conduct, data analysis and interpretation.  This course prepares students to evaluate scientific articles and lay news reports about major controversies in population health nutrition.  A forum of lectures, discussions, quizzes, exams and evaluation of literature will take place. Controversial and contemporary population nutrition research articles will be critically evaluated in light of editorials and news reports on the subject matter.

NTR 390 Molecular Mechanisms/Methods in Nutrition & Cancer

Prof. John DiGiovanni, TH 2:00-5:00pm. Molecular mechanisms associated with the development and progression of cancer. Nutritional influences on cancer development at all stages of the cancer process. State of the art molecular methods used in cancer research with an emphasis on research involving nutrition and cancer development.

NTR 390 Molecular Nutritional Sciences

Prof. Linda deGraffenried, TTH 11:00-2:00pm. Overview of regulation of gene expression by diet and lifestyle and resulting modulation of disease development.  The material will docus on the basic tenets of gene regulation and how nutrient intake affects gene expression and tissue metabolism and conversely how genetic inheritance affects metabolic nutrient requirements.