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This course will familiarize students with the terms and tools required to navigate the scientific literature and dissect the components of nutrition research articles. The course covers literature searches, study designs, anatomy of a research paper, and common statistical terms. Through “hands-on” exercises, including a literature review and case studies of how nutrition-related scientific evidence is translated in press releases and social media, students will gain the skills required to translate and communicate this body of knowledge responsibly. Prerequisite: NUTC 0200: Foundations of Nutrition Science or NUTC 0202: Principles of Nutrition Science, or a prior course in general nutrition. If you are a Tufts undergraduate student please contact This course is offered January 15, 2020-April 19, 2020. Final grades are posted May 11, 2020.

Affiliated With:

  • Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy