Dietetics and Nutrition

Methodology in the Research Process

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS

 

Course content

The students
- practise and consolidate search strategies, perform systematic searches for scientific literature and assess the search result based on defined criteria
- are familiar with the criteria for assessing different media (journals, online platforms and websites, books, folders) and can apply them to provide a rough assessment of their quality
- are able to explain the basic structure of scientific papers
- are able to explain the key models of empirical research (quantitative and qualitative) and study designs and name their differences
- are able to read and summarise studies and journal articles and adequately prepare and present them to colleagues
- can consolidate the knowledge acquired in other modules in scientific texts and the dietetic process and enhance their writing skills

Learning outcomes

In this module students acquire advanced techniques and skills related to information acquisition, processing and analysis of scientific text types. Students learn to identify and assess relevant high quality literature based on exercises. They also learn how to formulate research questions and structure scientific papers and are made familiar with key models of qualitative and quantitative research. Special focus is placed on linking the content of the lecture “Advanced Scientific Methodology” to contents of the modules M17 “Practice of Nutritional Therapy and Dietetics 1”, M16 “Nutritional Therapy and Dietetics 1” and M18 “Nutritional Advice and Communication 1” so that students can apply and consolidate their knowledge by writing their own scientific texts and elaborating on the dietetic process.

The students
- practise systematic information acquisition, processing and analysis of scientific text types
- learn to apply the criteria for assessing professional information from different media (journals, online platforms and websites, books, folders) as a tool for critical assessment
- are familiar with the basic structure of scientific papers
- are able to explain the key models of empirical research and name their differences
- can apply and consolidate their knowledge by writing their own scientific texts and elaborating on the dietetic process
- are able to read and summarise English-language journal articles and adequately prepare and present them to colleagues.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books, journals and relevant current primary literature will be announced by the lecturers at the start of the course or are included in the relevant syllabus.

Mode of delivery

ILV

Prerequisites and co-requisites

M12

Assessment methods and criteria

Written/oral