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|This course is not offered during the current quarter. For more info, please see the Epidemiology Course Planning Sheet at the link below.|
Additional Course Details
Combines an evaluation of the descriptive epidemiology of disparate cancers with an introduction to the biology of cancer. We build on concepts central to cancer biology to develop a comprehensive understanding of factors associated with cancer etiology and prevention.
- Epidemiology of cancers of the breast, colon, lung, and pathogen-related cancers
- Cancer biology topics include apoptosis, inflammation, invasion and metastasis and other cancer hallmarks.
- Analyzing publicly available cancer registry data.
- Describe and compare the epidemiology of several cancer types.
- Explain the differences between normal and cancerous cells, and the progression from a normal cell to a cancerous cell.
- Use publicly available cancer registry data and be able to plan studies using these data.
- Describe several key mechanisms that underlie carcinogenesis of different cancers (e.g., DNA repair defects, activation of proto-oncogenes, inherited mutations, growth factors and their receptors)
- Advance abilities to critically evaluate and interpret findings reported in the scientific literature on cancer research topics
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge regarding a particular cancer type and cancer risk factors.
Lecture and discussion
How You Will Be Evaluated
- Participation in discussion of readings
- 3 short essay assignments
- Final project presentation/paper
Contact the Instructor
Margaret M. Madeleine (email@example.com)