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Pitt falls and methodological considerations in nutritional epidemiology
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3640-17-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 14/08/2017
Date and time28.08.2017, at: 09:00 - 31.08.2017, at: 16:30
Regular seats11
Course fee5,400.00 kr.
LecturersBerit L. Heitmann
ECTS credits3.00
Contact personFanney Þorsteinsdóttir    E-mail address: fanney.thorsteinsdottir@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). Special rules apply for research year students enrolled at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. understand diet reporting bias and consequences
2. understand methodological considerations related to measurement error, energy adjustment and substitution
3. understand the principles and use of Mendelian randomization
4. understand the potential, use and limitations of nutri-“omics”
5. apply directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and graphical causal model theory

Please describe the students’ learning objectives in terms of; knowledge, skills and/or competences. Depending on the course curriculum, the distribution between the learning objectives may vary.

Describe the obtained learning objectives with words such as: ability to identify, explain, assess, define, describe, have insight, understand, demonstrate, analyse, conclude, compare, diagnose, theorise, put into perspective etc.

The aim of the course is to provide PhD.-students with basic knowledge in the epidemiology of human nutrition with an introduction to more advanced methodologies within nutritional epidemiology; Correlated data, adjustment for total energy, correction for measurement error, bias, evaluation of diet intake, biomarkers, molecular nutrition and diet and health.

PhD students with basic knowledge in epidemiology and nutrition

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Public Health and Epidemiology
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics


Lectures, group work, discussions, exercises.
For instance: Lectures, group work, discussions, poster presentations, exercises or others.

Course director
Berit L. Heitmann, Professor, PhD, berit.lilienthal.heitmann@regionh.dk

Amongst others:
• George TH Ellison, PhD DSc, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Leeds, UK.
• Inge Huybrechts, PhD, University Department of Public Health, Ghent, Belgium
• Berit L. Heitmann Professor, Institute of Public health, The section for general Practice, Copenhagen University , and Research Unit for Dietary Studies at the Parker Institute
• Kim Overvad, Professor, Institute of Public health, Aarhus University, Denmark
• Marianne Uhre Jakobsen, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Section for Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Denmark
• Lotte Lauritzen, Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, LIFE, Copenhagen University, Denmark

28-08-2017 – 31-08-2017

Course location
Research Unit for Dietary Studies, The Parker Institute
Frederiksberg Hospital
Nordre Fasanvej 57, Hovedvejen, Entrance 5,
2000 Frederiksberg

Please register before 14-08-2017

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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