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Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Under Review
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Information
Course Code:SUUK_065LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:1.00ECTS:1.50
Branch of Science:Target Audience:Medical Services
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Sports and Nutrition
The Head of Structural Unit:Una Veseta
Contacts:Rīga, Cigoriņu iela 3, spkatrsu[pnkts]lv, spkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67611559
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (number)10Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes20
Total Contact Hours20
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Anatomy, normal physiology, pathologic physiology, biochemistry, English language knowledge.
To provide skills needed for working with scientific databases during the study process and afterwards; Present different study models, explain their pros and cons in a way, that students are able to evaluate published studies themselves; Foster students presentation and debate abilities, which are based on scientific studies.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introduction to scientific study modelsClasses1.00auditorium
2Nutrition research analysis and discussionsClasses1.00auditorium
3How to work with scientific databasesClasses1.00auditorium
4Nutrition research analysis and discussionsClasses1.00auditorium
5Nutrition research presentationClasses1.00auditorium
Unaided Work:
Individual work – analyze scientific papers.
Assessment Criteria:
2 tests, which are tested during the student's ability to work with the research databases, analyze the available scientific information and research models.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:After successful study course completion, students will be able to compare different study models that are used in scientific papers, understand their biases; they will know how to search for papers relevant to their criteria for bachelors or masters thesis; they will be competent to talk about latest research tendencies in nutrition science.
Skills:After successfully completing study course, students will acquire following skills: - Critically assess reserach - Correctly interpret scientific data - Gather and present relevant nutrition papers.
Competencies:After successful completion of the course, the students independently analyze published studies, assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and to use this information in practice - in the further studies, working with clients, the media and public authorities.
1Trisha Greenhalgh. How to Read a Paper: Getting your Bearings (deciding what the paper is about). BMJ 315 : 243 (Published 26 July 1997)
2Trisha Greenhalgh. How to Read a Paper: Assessing the Methodological Quality of Published Papers. BMJ 315 : 305 (Published 2 August 1997)
3Trisha Greenhalgh. How to Read a Paper: Statistics for the Non-statistician. I: Different Types of Data Need Different Statistical Tests. BMJ 315 : 364 (Published 9 August 1997)