Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Understand the strengths, limitations, and principles of different methods to assess dietary intakes including food frequency questionnaires, diet records, 24-hr recalls, and biochemical markers.
2. Understand how the nature of variation in the diet has implications for the assessment of long-term dietary intakes.
3. Explain the importance of accurate food composition databases for the assessment of dietary intakes.
4. Understand the importance and principles of adjustment for total energy intake in nutritional epidemiology.
5. Identify appropriate study designs for research questions on diet and health.
6. Explain the importance of validation studies for methods of dietary assessment in nutritional epidemiology.
7. Apply and interpret regression models for the analysis of data in nutritional epidemiology.
8. Interpret results on nutrients, foods, and dietary patterns in relation to health outcomes.
9. Identify appropriate methods for nutrition monitoring and surveillance.
10. Interpret studies using novel methods such as nutrigenomics and metabolomics to study diet-health relationships