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Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control


East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Ayesha Khan

Basic epidemiology


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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Participation
  • 20% Group Presentation
  • 20% Written Assignment(s)
  • 35% Final Exam

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. All in-person classes will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times the course is scheduled. For further information, please see the Institute website Remote instruction is available for all in-person Epi Biostat Summer Institute courses. Registered students have the option of attending their classes virtually via Zoom if they wish, in real time with faculty and other students. For further information, please see the Institute website