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 ITEM CONTENT Course Title & Code Nutritional Surveys and Biostatistics (Nut 210) Duration Theory: 2 Hours/Week (30 Hours/Semester) Level Second year/  Second  Semester / Fourth  Level Teaching Staff Required PhD or Master Degree in Nutrition or Statistics Objectives By the end of the course the student will be able to: 1.     Know the importance of nutritional surveys 2.     Know how to design a questionnaire and collect required data 3.     Choose representative samples for data collection or analysis 4.     Know the statistics methods for analyzing data and make tables or statistical graphs 5.     Know how to present results of surveys and write a report 6.     Use the nutritional surveys to improve food services 7.     Collect, classify data, and make statistical graphs 8.     Identify the different health rates and how to use 9.     Understand the importance of biostatistics and drive different health and biostatistics rates and ratios Preceding Courses None Main Teaching Strategies Lectures, Discussions, and Audiovisual aids in College Classrooms, and group discussions. Methods of Assessments Quizzes, Midterm, and Final term exam References 1.      Abramson, J. H. and Abramson, Z. H. (2004): Survey Methods in Community Medicine. 5th Ed. Churchill Livingstone, London, Oxford. 2.      Stephen P. and Shane A. T. (1995): Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences. 3rd Ed. Churchill Livingstone, London, Oxford. 3.      Betty R., Kirkwood and Jonathan A. C. Stern (2003): Medical Statistics, 2nd edition, Blackwell Sciences, UK 4.      Michael R. Chernick and Robert H. Friis (2003): Introductory Biostatistics for the Health Sciences. John Weily & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersy, USA

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 UNIT CONTENTS HOURS 1 The Scientific Method for Research 1.     Introduction 2.     The scientific methods and positive view (observation, hypothesis, and theory) 3.     Quantitative and qualitative methods 4.     The research process 2 2 Types and Stages of Investigations 1.     Surveys and experiments 2.     Descriptive and analytical studies 3.     Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies 4.     Evaluative studies 5.     Other studies 6.     Stage of investigation 4 3 Study Population and Sampling 1.     Selecting the study population 2.     Sampling methods 3.     Sample size 4.     Random numbers 2 4 Surveys and Quasi-experimental Designs 1.     Introduction 2.     Naturalistic designs 3.     Surveys 4.     Naturalistic comparisons and correltional studies 5.     Quasi-experimental designs 2 Data Collection 1.     Introduction 2.     Questionnaire design a-     Questionnaire construction b-    Questions and questionnaire formats c-     The structure of Questionnaire 2 3.     Interview techniques and the analysis of interview data a-     Structured and unstructured interviews b-    Methods of conducting interviews c-     Interview process d-    Methods of recording interview information e-     Coding 2 4.     Observation a-     Overview of different approaches to observation b-    Observer role c-     Observation in qualitative and quantitative field research 2 Processing and Statistical Analysis of Data 1.     Preparing the data set 2.     Organizing the data 3.     Graphing the data 4.     Simple descriptive Statistics (Ratios, Proportions, Percentage, Rates ….  etc) 5.     Measures of central tendency (mode, median, mean …etc) 6.     Measures of dispersal (Range, SD …etc) 6 Interpreting the results and writing a report 1.     Interpreting the results 2.     Bias 3.     Written and oral reports 2 5 Biostatistics 1.     Importance of biostatistics 2.     Statistics and sources a-     Health records b-    Demographic and health survey 2 3.     Morbidity statistics. a-     Incidence Morbidity rate. b-    Prevalence Morbidity rate 4.     Health Statistics. a-     Daily Admission average b-    Stay period average c-     Bed occupation ratio. 2 5.     Some Biostatistics rates: a-     Crude birth rate b-    Crude death rate c-     Infant mortality rate d-    National increase rate e-     Low birth weight rate 2 Total hours 30