PhD Science - Nutritional Science

The PhD in Nutritional Science is quite an advanced program which focuses on the research based projects to induce an in-depth learning of the student among the students. Developing the research proposal will also be a part of the curriculum so that the candidates can learn to conduct research on professional level in their professional environment.

Right after the candidate has completed this program he will be provided with endless opportunities to take on in the field of nutritional science. The choices are that in the sub-fields of research, health sector, nutrition, and any other that falls in the category of health sciences. With an expert faculty of industry leaders, the students are given a broader scope on the subject whenever needed.

 

What will you learn from this course

Through this PhD program you will be able to do the following:

  • You will work on research based project.
  • You will able to apply engineering principles within and outside the classroom
  • Develop skill set relevant to employers need
  • Students are able to take leadership roles and move up the career ladder more quickly
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Information Research Strategies 2 Introduction to information research including electronic resources. This course is designed to help researchers locate, evaluate, and use information. It includes exploration of the research process, search strategies, locating resources, source documentation, and organization of research.
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Statistical Modeling and Analysis for Complex Data Problems 2 reviews some of today's more complex problems, and reflects some of the important research directions in the field. Work in areas of theoretical statistics, applied statistics, probability theory, and shastic processes – present survey chapters on various theoretical and applied problems of importance and interest to researchers and students across a number of academic domains.
Optimal Experimental Design 2 Introduces the philosophy of experimental design, provides an easy process for constructing experimental designs, calculating necessary sample size using R programs and teaches by example using a custom made R program package: OPDOE introduces experimenters to the philosophy of experimentation, experimental design, and data collection. It gives researchers and statisticians guidance in the construction of optimum experimental designs using R programs, including sample size calculations, hypothesis testing, and confidence estimation. A final chapter of in-depth theoretical details is included for interested mathematical statisticians.
Mathematical Modeling 2 complete range of basic modeling techniques: it provides a consistent transition from simple algebraic analysis methods to simulation methods used for research. Such an overview of the spectrum of modeling techniques is very helpful for the understanding of how a research problem considered can be appropriately addressed.
Research Methods and Design 2 Learners gain a thorough understanding of statistical tests appropriate to their dissertation topic and design, how to interpret the results of the tests and how to conduct follow-up analyses, as appropriate. This course includes guidelines and "best practices" for collecting data. Power analysis, what it is, why do it, and how to use available software is covered. Data preparation, use of software to analyze data, and understanding the calculated results are covered. Experience with computer-based statistical analysis techniques is stressed. Emphasizes what is applicable to the Learner's proposed research questions, design, construct/variable definitions and properties of measurements. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Dissertation Planning, Writing, and Defending 2 step-by-step through the dissertation process, with checklists, illustrations, sample forms, and updated coverage of ethics, technology, and the literature review.
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Human Nutrition Science 2 Focuses on human nutrition, genetics, Nutritional status, Nutritional epidemiology, Basic nutrients, Alcohol, Vitamins, Water, electrolytes, minerals and trace elements, Agricultural chemicals, Eating and digestion, the metabolism of nutrients, Specific nutritional requirements, Dietary deficiency, and Nutrition in the etiology of diseases.
General Biochemistry 2 Covers an Introduction to Biochemistry, History of Biochemistry, types of molecules, Discipline related to Biochemistry, Biochemical Reactions, Major types of Biochemical Reactions, Types of Chemical Groups, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Enzymes, Membranes, Fermentation and Fats, Hormones and Metabolic Disorder:
Human Physiology 2 The Study of Body Function, Chemical Composition of the Body, Cell Structure and Genetic Control, Enzymes and Energy, Cell Respiration and Metabolism, Interactions Between Cells and the Extracellular Environment, The Nervous System: Neurons and Synapses, The Central Nervous System, The Autonomic Nervous System, Sensory Physiology, Endocrine Glands: Secretion and Action of Hormones, Muscle: Mechanisms of Contraction and Neural Control, Blood, Heart and Circulation, Cardio Output, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure, The Immune System, Respiratory Physiology, Physiology of the Kidneys, The Digestive System, Regulation of Metabolism and Reproduction
Foundations of Public Health 2 Addresses major functions and issues surrounding public health service institutions, particularly within the context of a general administrative structure. A framework for developing a foundation and understanding of administrative, environmental, regulatory, financial and planning factors, which influence public health services, is established.
Principles and Practices of Epidemiology 2 Presents the basic mathematical components, ethics, and study design options in epidemiology, as well as the primary types and sources of error in epidemiologic studies, in addition to covering key issues associated with solving public health problems including solid understanding of fundamental principles, the methodologies employed by epidemiologists and other public health professionals.
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Evaluation of Nutritional Status 3 Represents an intense research on constituents of food essential for normal growth and development and reveals the discovery of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-c and energy and thus provides an opportunity in understanding the nutritional intake of the people.
Genome Organization, Structure and Maintenance 3 about the role of the structure of chromatin, the organization of the genome, and the structure of the interphase nucleus in the control of gene expression in eukaryotes. The first section analyzes the relationship between gene expression and the dynamic chromatin structure at the nucleosome level. Section two looks into higher order chromatin structure in relation to transcription. The final section covers the molecular basis of epigenetic phenomena, like X-chromosome inactivation, starting from our knowledge of chromatin structure. Together these topics form the molecular basis for our understanding of cell differentiation, knowledge essential for the design of transgenic animals and plants and for gene therapy in humans. This course provids essential tools for work on fundamental problems in transgenics and gene therapy. A number of human disorders may turn out to be caused by genetic or somatic errors at this level of gene control, making this field of central importance.
Genome Expression and Regulation 3 Structure of a Human Rhinovirus with its Receptor Molecule; Cascade Regulation of Vaccine and Virus Gene Expression; Transcriptional Activation by the Adenovirus E1A Proteins; Mechanisms Regulating Nuclear Formation of the Hepatitis B Viruses; Transcriptional Activation by the Hepatitis B Virus X Protein; Transcription Factors of the ETS Family; Structure and Function of the Vesicular Gastritis Virus RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase; RNA Synthesis and mRNA Editing in Para-viral Infections; Translational Regulation by viral Structural Proteins; The Regulation of Corona-virus Gene Expression and Aspects of the Molecular Biology of Poliovirus Replication.
Health Benefits of Functional Foods 3 Focuses on Nutri-genetics and metabolic diseases, Nutrition intervention strategies to improve health, Nutrition consumption timing around exercise sessions, Nutritional therapies for mental disorders, Health benefits of particular foods, such as eggs, milk, cereal, garlic, cinnamon, nuts, blueberries, Mineral and protein-enriched foods
Metabolic Disorders 3 Focuses on the disorders of carbohydrate metabolism and the diseases of lipids metabolism, highlights the diseases of protein metabolism including different forms of disorders, discusses the diseases associated with nucleic acids metabolism, provides useful information on molecular genetics and various instrumental techniques used in a clinical diagnostic laboratory and presents An overview of respective macromolecules metabolism.
Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy 3 A comprehensive coverage of the relevant physiology, path-physiology, nutritional therapy and dietetic application for each specialist dietetic area, with coverage of all major specialist areas involved in the treatment of adults through clinical governance, including patient-centered care, clinical decision-making and developing evidence-based practice; in addition to focusing on advanced clinical practice describes several clinical conditions or dietetic areas in detail.
Food Intake: Regulation, Assessing and Controlling 3 Presents current research in the regulation and control of food intake. Topics discussed include understanding food intake regulation in chicks; indigenous fermented foods and beverages produced in Latin America; dopaminergic regulation of food intake; peptidergic regulation of food intake and its relation to age and body composition and food-borne carcinogens.
Laboratory Nutritional Assessment 3 Includes inflammatory biomarkers, biochemical assessment of malnutrition, hydration status, nutritional anemias, and specific information on more than 90 lab tests used for assessing nutrition-related conditions. Comprehensive list of medications that may give false lab test results.
Advanced Community Nutrition 3 Provides students with the knowledge, skills, tools, and evidence-based approaches that they need to promote health and prevent diseases, and provides pertinent statistics on the national health objectives and discusses traditional concepts as well as current and, emerging nutrition issues and explains nutritional concepts and presents the learner with an application of these important topics.
Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism 3 Focuses on cells and A Microcosm of Life, The Digestive System, Mechanism for Nourishing the Body, MACRONUTRIENTS AND THEIR METABOLISM, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Lipids, Protein, Integration and Regulation of Metabolism and the Impact of Exercise and Sport, Body Composition, Energy Expenditure, and Energy Balance, THE REGULATORY NUTRIENTS, The Water-Soluble Vitamins, The Fat-Soluble Vitamins, Major Minerals, Water and Electrolytes, Essential Trace and Ultra-trace Minerals, Nonessential Trace and Ultra-trace Minerals.
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Concept Paper 2 Ethical issues in research are studied and the Learner evaluates the research plan developed in modules RSH8951-RSH8953 against accepted ethical principles and practices in the field. The material developed in the modules is integrated into a summarizing document called the Dissertation Research Proposal. The proposal is comprised of Chapter I (Introduction), Chapter II (Literature Review), and Chapter III (Methodology). The Learner develops the Dissertation Research Proposal under the supervision of the faculty mentor, with a focus on the conceptual and methodological clarity of the research plan for the Learner's dissertation topic. Once acceptable to the Learner and the faculty mentor, the draft of the Research Proposal is reviewed by the Learner's Dissertation Committee and the University's Ethics Committee. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination 2 Assures that the Learner has mastered knowledge of his or her discipline, specialization, and can demonstrate applications of that knowledge before formal candidacy status is granted and research in support of the dissertation is initiated. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Dissertation Research l 2 Continuation of RSH8954-P. The draft of the Dissertation Research Proposal is finalized and approved by the Learner's Dissertation Committee and the University's Ethics Committee. All steps necessary to begin data collection, including any necessary pilot testing, are completed. Candidates for the Ph.D. must maintain continuous enrollment. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Dissertation Research ll 2 Dissertation data are collected and analyzed. Candidates for the Ph.D. must maintain continuous enrollment. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Dissertation Research lll 2 n independent research and scholar reporting on a selected topic specifically selected from related subjects. The department schedules and coordinates a number of seminars to assist students selecting the topics and to fine tune their work up to reporting. Credit is granted based on the quality of final product after evaluation of correctness, simplicity and clarity, amount of work done, amount of references and materials used and optimality factors.