Exposure Assessment in Nutrition and Health Research


About this course

This course will address methodological aspects of exposure assessment in nutrition research. Focus is on:

  • dietary assessment methods and in particular food frequency questionnaires;
  • study design and analysis of evaluation studies to assess measurement error in nutritional surveillance and epidemiology.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • design and develop food frequency questionnaires;
  • design an evaluation study to compare the performance of a food frequency questionnaire against one or more reference methods;
  • explain the aims and principles of evaluation studies in the context of nutritional research;
  • understand how errors in dietary assessment affect the interpretation of results from nutrition surveillance and nutritional epidemiology and how evaluation studies can be used to obtain estimates of potential errors;
  • understand the analysis of evaluation studies on dietary assessment, including the use of biomarkers in nutritional epidemiologic research.

Required prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
HNE293030 Measuring dietary intake. HNH25806 Research Methodology for Nutrition and Health I and HNH26306 Research Methodology for Nutrition and Health II or HNH24306 Methodology Nutrition Research; HNH24806 Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health; MAT20306 Advanced Statistics or MAT24306 Advanced Statistics for Nutritionists.

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  • Start date

    10 March 2025

    • Ends
      2 May 2025
    • Term *
      Period 5
    • Location
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    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 9 Feb 2025
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University