Applied Research Methods in Nutrition


This module will focus on developing students as researchers. It builds on the knowledge and skills developed in year 2 on the role of evidence in nutrition science, statistics, epidemiology and research methods. Students will be supported to apply and practice research skills in a safe and supportive environment while applying real and relevant data analysis tools to current, pertinent and important research questions in nutrition.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Design a simple research study relating to a nutrition issue.

  2. Develop a systematic review protocol.

  3. Synthesise and communicate findings from scientific literature in the field of nutrition.

  4. Manage a small pilot nutrition project.

  5. Demonstrate an extension of communication skills and practice in the context of nutrition research.

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