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340.623.11 Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 06/17/2019 - Fri 06/21/2019
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  1:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ayesha Khan
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Basic epidemiology

Description:

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. 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:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of common cancers in the U.S.
  2. Differentiate the major risk factors for common cancers
  3. Consider effective strategies for cancer prevention and control at the population level
Methods of Assessment:

In-class activities, discussion, and participation: 25%, Written assignments: 20%, Group presentation: 20%, Take-home final exam: 35%

Enrollment Restriction:

Students who have completed 340.624.01 should not register for this course

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Students are required to complete pre-course readings.