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340.624.01
Etiology, Prevention, and Control of Cancer

Location:
East Baltimore
Term:
2nd term
Department:
Epidemiology
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • M W F,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Contact:
Avonne Connor
Resources:
Prerequisite:

340.751-752 or 340.721-722 concurrently or previously, 340.601

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. 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:

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

  1. Describe the epidemiology of common cancers in the United States
  2. Discuss the major risk factors for common cancers
  3. Identify effective strategies for cancer prevention and control at the population level
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% In-class Exercises
  • 30% Written Assignment(s)
  • 30% Group Presentation
  • 25% Final Exam
  • 5% Participation

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. This is the onsite section of a course also offered virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.