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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Kala Visvanathan
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Covers methodologic issues in the conduct of research in cancer etiology, prevention and control. Topics include use of pooling and meta-analysis, interactions, measurement error, biomarkers and risk prediction models.

Learning Objective(s):

To conduct an in-depth examination of important methodologic issues in cancer etiology and prevention research. After successfully completing the course you will be able to do the following: 1. Assess the readiness of biomarkers for studies of cancer epidemiology. 2. Identify issues related to measurement error and validation. 3. Test for and interpret interactions. 4. Analyze the risks and benefits of cancer prevention measures. 5. Design a meta-analysis or pooled analysis. 6. Evaluate intermediate end-points. 7. Interpret evidence from screening studies.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation is based on presentation, participation in discussions, and written reports.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 3
Enrollment Maximum: 8
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Instructor requires consent

For consent, contact:

340.753 and 340.624

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail