|Cancer Epidemiology - Learning Objectives and Courses
- Understand cancer statistics and the descriptive epidemiology of cancer;
- Understand known risk factors and gaps in knowledge for the major cancers;
- Understand the pathobiology of cancer;
- Apply epidemiologic methods in the design, conduct, and analysis of cancer research studies;
- Apply critical thinking in the review of projects and publications in cancer epidemiology;
- Appreciate the interdisciplinary aspect of cancer including the contributions of basic sciences, clinical medicine, health services research, and the social sciences to the understanding of cancer etiology and progression;
- Appreciate methods for cancer risk assessment and screening;
- Appreciate the role and interdisciplinary methods of cancer control and prevention.
- Appreciate the practical aspects of conducting research in cancer epidemiology
The learning objectives are met through formal coursework, mentored research training, and individualized study.
There are three formal courses in cancer epidemiology:
- EPID770 Cancer Epidemiology and Pathogenesis,
- EPID771 Cancer Epidemiology Methods, and
- EPID775 Advanced Cancer Epidemiology
Students are also encouraged to enroll in additional related courses including:
- EPID772 Cancer Prevention and Control,
- PATH225 Cancer Pathology,
- EPID743 Genetic Epidemiology,
- EPID745 Molecular Techniques for Public Health Research, and
- EPID815 Diet and Cancer.
- EPID 690 Use of Biospecimens in Population Research
Last updated April 01, 2013