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Fundamentals of Clinical Oncology for Public Health Practitioners

East Baltimore
2nd term
Environmental Health and Engineering
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  5:30 - 8:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
Bruce Trock

Presents lectures by surgical oncologists and medical oncologists covering clinical issues and controversies in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the commonest and most deadly adult cancers including lung, breast, prostate, colon/rectal, pancreas, stomach, esophagus, liver, brain, head & neck, and melanoma. The focus is on clinical, rather than biological aspects of cancer.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe cancer presentation and progression, and treatment approaches for major cancers
  2. Describe factors and complexities that influence clinical decision-making
  3. Define controversies in diagnosis, treatment, and screening
Methods of Assessment:

Midterm (36%), Final (54%), Journal club and class participation (10%)

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent is required for undergraduate students.

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