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Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control

June 26 - June 30, 2023
8:30 a.m. - noon
2 credits

Course Number: 340.623.49 (online)
                                     340.623.11 (in person)

This is a hybrid course with both a synchronous online section (340.623.49) and an in-person section (340.623.11). You'll be able to indicate which section you want (either in-person or online) when registering in SIS.

Course Instructor:

Avonne Connor

Course 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:

1) Participation 25%
2) Group Presentation 20%
3) Written Assignment(s) 20%
4) Final Exam 35%