HNE-25806 Research Methodology for Nutrition and Health I

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Studiepunten 6.00

OnderwijstypeContacturen
Lectures21
Learning supported by IT
Practical intensively supervised28
Tutorial10
Self-study
Course coordinator(s)dr. MR Mensink
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. NM de Roos
dr. ir. LA Afman
dr. MR Mensink
ir. PJM Hulshof
Examiner(s)dr. MR Mensink

Language of instruction:

Dutch

Assumed knowledge on:

Common part of the BSc programme Nutrition and Health

Continuation courses:

HNE-26306 Research Methodology for Nutrition and Health II

Contents:

This course precedes HNE-26306 and should be taken before HNE-26306.
The course consists of different but integrated parts:
- research Methods: Deepening and extension of methodological aspects related to nutritional research on three levels: cell or molecular level, individual level and population level; Aspects that will be discussed include a.o. the research cycle; common designs in nutritional research; observational surveys and experimental trials; methods on assessment energy expenditure and physical activity and on assessment of physiological measures related to chronic diseases like obesity/diabetes and cardiovascular diseases;
- research skills: scientific reporting, structured literature research, critical literature review.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- identify, distinguish and describe the factors that are of importance in nutrition research that influence the choice of the subject of research, the design and type of study;
- demonstrate understanding on factors in nutrition research that influence the choice of the methodology and measurement techniques to be selected;
- find, report and critical comment on scientific publications in nutrition research as published in scientific journals;
- be aware of the pitfalls in carrying out and applying frequent used measurement methods and techniques in nutrition research like energy expenditure and physical activity, and physiological measures related to chronic diseases like obesity/diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; and know how to overcome these.

Activities:

Besides lectures, students will participate in various practicals, tutorials, skills training and e-learning modules.

Examination:

A written exam. All practicals need to be completed successfully.

Literature:

Course reader available at WUR-shop. Studybook to be announced. The course is supported by the Blackboard learning environment.

OpleidingFaseSpecialisatiePeriode
Verplicht voor: BVGNutrition and HealthBSc5AF