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Summer 2017 Tufts Course List

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Tufts Credit:
       1.0 course credits is equal to 4 semester hours at other institutions
       0.5 course credits is equal to 2 semester hours at other institutions
Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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Title:   Global Diet & Cardiometabolic Risk      

Course Number:      NU 018801
Campus: Boston-Health   
Room: TBA

Course Description:
Diets around the world are undergoing a rapid transition, resulting in increased risk for many chronic diseases. This course is designed for a broad range of students who are interested in understanding the impact of diet on obesity, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and diabetes around the world. Participants will gain knowledge of global trends in dietary and cardiometabolic risk factors and will be introduced to methods that are used to learn to estimate disease burden that can be attributed to diet. Course participants will also be introduced to how effective population-based interventions to reduce the burden of cardiometabolic diseases through nutrition are developed and tested. This course is suitable for all students who are interested in global nutrition and health, and especially for those who are interested in the translation of epidemiologic evidence into public health policy. Students will be assigned reading to be completed in advance of the course. Students will complete daily assignments and a final project that will be due after completion of the week-long course. No prerequisites.

Special Note:This course is not open to Community or Alumni audit enrollment.  

Instructor: Dept. Staff

Offered in: Other session
Class Dates: Monday, Jul 24, 2017 to Friday, Jul 28, 2017
Day(s): TBA           Times: TBA
Credit Value: 0.5          Call Number:      50391

Audit Enroll Option: No                     
Status: Cancelled


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