Self-paced

Year Published: 2022

Time to Complete: 45 minutes

Instructors: Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, FAHA, Penny Kris-Etherton PhD, RDN, LDN, FAHA

Learning Level: Commission on Dietetics Registration Level II

Credits: 1.5 CPE

Primary Audience: Registered Dietitian Nutritionists; Registered Dietitians; Dietetic Technicians, Registered; Nutrition and Dietetic Technicians, Registered

Prerequisite: None

Skills Domain: Scientific Concepts and Research Design

Want to learn more about how to use research evidence in professional dietetics practice?

This self-paced course is designed to help nutrition and dietetics professionals review, evaluate, and interpret human nutrition research. In the first module, you will learn how to categorize different types of studies and make judgements about strength of evidence. Module one also provides an overview of reading and interpreting research studies. Module two will introduce you to human randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and explain why RCTS are the primary source of data used to develop evidence-based recommendations in nutrition.

This course has been approved by the Commission on Dietetics Registration to offer continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Learners can earn 1.5 CPE credits upon completion.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  • Define the major types of peer-reviewed publications in nutrition and their relative strengths.
  • Describe guidelines for interpreting and applying research results to practice.
  • Differentiate among commonly used nutrition interventions.
  • Differentiate among the types of study designs used in RCTs.
  • Evaluate clinical nutrition studies that inform guidelines, policy, and practice decisions.
 This Course is Free