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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.
Objective:
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
6Classes1.00auditorium
7Classes1.00auditorium
8Classes1.00auditorium
9Classes1.00auditorium
10Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
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.
Bibliography
No.Reference
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)