Year Published: 2022

Time to Complete: 45 minutes

Course Type: Self-paced Online

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

Course Collection(s): Research Design and Data Analysis, Science Communication

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

After completing this course, 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.

Available courses

Date Location Type Price
2024 Course: Open January 1 through December 31 Online Self-paced course This Course is Free