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Department: Epidemiology
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Corinne Joshu
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:

Emphasizes the role of epidemiology in cancer prevention and control. Compares and contrasts the descriptive epidemiology, natural history, and pathologic and biologic characteristics of selected common cancers, as well as factors related to their etiology. Describes specific resources available for cancer studies. Discusses the influence of environmental and genetic factors and their interplay on the development of cancer together with the epidemiologic issues involved in their investigation. Provides overview of problems involved in cancer prevention and screening.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the epidemiology of and major risk factors for selected cancers
Identify effective strategies for cancer prevention and control at the population level

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation is based on one individual Voicethread presentation, one group debate, two written assignments, an exam and participation in class discussions/activities.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Friday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Instructor Consent: No consent required

340.751-752, or 340.601 concurrent or previous

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: 340.624 combines materials from 340.624 and 340.625 as well as 340.609. Students who have previously taken 340.625 or 340.609 should not take this course.