Health Sciences

  • SAR HS 750: Analysis of the Physiological Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Course in biology, cell biology or physiology, and consent of instructor. Master and doctoral students only.
    In this course, peer reviewed publications in the area of physiology will be critically evaluated. Scientific ethics and the process of review and publication of physiological manuscripts will be discussed. The classes will be a mix of didactic information and group discussion. Methodological issues covered will include study design, techniques used and interpretation of research findings. Students completing this course will understand the principles underlying preparation and publication of scientific manuscripts and will be able to apply these principles as they read the scientific literature and participate in research projects related to thesis work.
  • SAR HS 775: Advanced Clinical Nutrition
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SAR HS 584.
    The role of nutrition in the treatment of acute and chronic disease will be the focus of the course. The course will begin with an introduction to understanding nutritional assessment, body composition and energy expenditure methodology and the use of these methods in clinical practice. Current research pertinent to the nutritional interventions in the treatment of disease will be discussed. The student is expected to integrate basic knowledge of physiology, biochemistry, and metabolism in the application of nutritional therapy and review of the current literature. 4 credits, 2nd semester
  • SAR HS 776: Nutritional Epidemiology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SPH BS 703 and SAR HS 551; Limited to students in the graduate nutrition program or consent of instructor.
    This course examines epidemiologic methods for investigating the role of diet in long-term health. Students learn to critically review the epidemiologic evidence relating diet, anthropometry, and physical activity to heart disease, cancer, and other chronic health conditions including obesity and diabetes. The methodological issues covered include epidemiologic study design; dietary and nutritional status assessment; issues of bias, confounding, effect modification and measurement error; and interpretation of research findings including an understanding of statistical modeling. Students participate weekly in critical reviews of published research. Students completing this course will understand the principles of epidemiology and will be able to apply them as they read the scientific literature and participate in nutrition-related research.
  • SAR HS 783: Metabolic Regulation in Clinical Nutrition
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: College-level course in biochemistry.
    Graduate Prerequisites: college-level course in biochemistry or consent of instructor.
    A review of metabolism as the basis for understanding human nutritional requirements. Metabolism of carbohydrate, protein, and fat, as well as the regulation of these processes during various physiologic states are examined. Application of these principles to current topics in both normal and therapeutic nutrition is discussed.
  • SAR HS 785: Research in Clinical Nutrition
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: SPH BS 703; Limited to students enrolled in the graduate nutrition program.
    This course teaches students to prepare a mock National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant proposal that would be used to compete for research funding. Students are challenged to define a new area of research based on a critical review of existing literature on a specific nutrition-related health topic of personal interest. Course competencies include formulation of a testable research hypothesis and selection of an appropriate research design, study population, methodology, and analysis plan. This course helps students to refine their scientific writing skills, and introduces them to budget planning and ethical issues related to research involving human subjects.
  • SAR HS 789: Theory and Practice of Clinical Counseling
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: For students enrolled in the graduate nutrition program.
    Lectures and supervised individual and group counseling experience. Focus is on appropriate skills for interviewing, stimulating behavior change, and conveying information. For students enrolled in the graduate nutrition program. 2 credits, 1st semester
  • SAR HS 791: Directed Study and Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Limited to students enrolled in MS in human physiology program.
    For MS students conducting research projects, including thesis work, under faculty guidance.
  • SAR HS 793: Scholarly Paper
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Limited to students enrolled in MS in human physiology program.
    For MS students writing a scholarly paper under faculty guidance.
  • SAR HS 811: Practicum: Nutrition
    Structured clinical learning experience for graduate nutrition students. Placement sites include in- and outpatient facilities, adult and pediatric hospitals, public health agencies, private agencies, newsletter agencies, and long-term care facilities. Variable credit, either semester
  • SAR HS 901: Directed Study and Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Limited to students enrolled in PhD in human physiology program.
    For doctoral students conducting dissertation work under the guidance of a faculty member.
  • SAR HS 905: Dissertation Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Limited to students enrolled in PhD in human physiology program.
    For doctoral students conducting dissertation work under guidance of faculty member.