Epidemiology and undernutrition

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Learning outcome

General course objectives:

  • To enable the students to critically review scientific papers in this field
  • To enable the students to define, understand and use epidemiological terms and concepts
  • To enable the students to evaluate the methods used
  • To enable the students to engage in scientific discussions
  • To enable the students plan for the analysis and presentation of own data


Learning objectives: A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

  • Plan the analysis and presentation of data from a study on undernutrition, taking into consideration bias, confounding, mediation, effect modification, power, multiplicity, loss to follow-up, etc.
  • Critically review a scientific paper and evaluate strength and weaknesses, in relation to study design, validity, such as bias and confounding, and generalizability
  • Discuss the importance of research for public health and clinical practice

Lectures, exercises in group, journal club in pairs, discussion in plenum, use of internet-based clickers Examples, papers and student projects will all be focused on nutrition.

Location: Jimma, Ethiopia

Type of assessment
Written assignment
Censorship form
No external censorship
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 50
  • Lectures
  • 10
  • Class Instruction
  • 33
  • Project work
  • 7
  • English
  • 100