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Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control

Summer Institute
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Start Date
Monday, June 24, 2024
End Date
Friday, June 28, 2024
Class Time(s)
M, Tu, W, Th, F, 1:30 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

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
Special Comments

Students are required to complete pre-course readings.
Course will be taught online via Zoom, on the dates and times the course is scheduled.