340.624.01 Etiology, Prevention, and Control of Cancer
- 2nd term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- M W F, 1:30 - 2:50pm
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 Objectives:
- 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 presentation, one group debate, one paper on the debate topics, an exam and participation in class discussions.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required
- 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.