Study Design in Nutrition Research

Course Details

Course Number
NUTR 314
Associated Faculty

Course Description

Successful interventions, in research or for programs, rely on intentional design that begins with a hypothesis that can be developed into a conceptual model and translated into an intervention. This course describes this process, from conception, through design, to execution and implementation. Students are guided through generating hypotheses and introduced to specific principles of designing feasible studies—including intervention and observational studies—that address these hypotheses. Students will learn how having a critical understanding of research-based approaches can inform programmatic intervention and evaluation. Guest lectures will present real-world examples that illustrate this process. Students will gain experience in identifying appropriate funding sources and developing proposals that meet the interests and missions of potential funders. Students will also present their proposals, and review and critique the work of their classmates.  Enrollment limited to 12 students with priority given to NICBC degree program students.

Class will meet in Jaharis 156 except on January 31, 2019 when class will meet in Sackler 316.




NUTR 0207 or equivalent, NUTR 0204 or equivalent, NUTR 0202 or equivalent, and familiarity with basic methods of dietary assessment

Terms Offered

Semester/Term SIS Number Meeting Time Location Instructors
Spring 2019 20025 Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm Jaharis 156 Adela Hruby
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