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Final Grade Designed to broaden your knowledge of a specific nutrition related topic in pediatrics, to improve your ability to critically review resea

Assignment Task

Journal Club/ Presentation

Final Grade Designed to broaden your knowledge of a specific nutrition related topic in pediatrics, to improve your ability to critically review research, and to lead a discussion of your assigned topic.

  • Each student will obtain a current research article (within the last 5 years) that assesses/ investigates an MNT intervention in a pediatric population.
  • Articles require my prior approval and should also be submitted with your assignment.
  • Write a 1 page (double spaced, 12pt font) summary of your article that includes:

Introduction

  • What is the problem, question, or hypothesis the study addressed?
  • What was known about this topic before the study?

Methods

  • Population studied (inclusion/exclusion criteria)
  • How was the study done? (study design)

Results

What did the researchers find?

Discussion

What were the limitations of the study?

How do the study findings relate to what is/Was already known about the topic/intervention?

Conclusion

What are the implications of the study?

  • Each student is responsible for presenting their journal article in front of the class and leading class discussion on the topic (education tools are optional, i.e. PowerPoint/handout). You should be prepared with at least 3 questions to encourage discussion. Presentations should be 5-10 minutes in length including time allowed for discussion.
  • You will be evaluated on your critical thinking and oral presentation skills.
  • Participation in classmates’ discussions will also count toward your participation grade.

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