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340.611.01 Methodologic Issues in Cancer Epidemiology

Discontinued

Department:
Epidemiology
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Kala Visvanathan
Course Instructor :
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Resources:
Prerequisite:

340.753 and 340.624

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 Objectives:

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

  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.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Instructor requires consent

For consent, contact:

kvisvan1@jhu.edu