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340.611.01 METHODOLOGIC ISSUES IN CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY

Cancelled

Department: Epidemiology
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Kala Visvanathan
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

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):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Assess the readiness of biomarkers for studies of cancer epidemiology
Identify issues related to measurement error and validation
Test for and interpret interactions
Analyze the risks and benefits of cancer prevention measures
Design a meta-analysis or pooled analysis
Evaluate intermediate end-points
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: kvisvana@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

340.753 and 340.624

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