Background in the principles of oncology and a review of epidemiological strategies used in cancer research. The major cancer risk factors and the key strategies of prevention.
This course provides an overview of fundamental research methods utilized in conducting epidemiologic studies.
An epidemiological perspective on health. General approaches for describing patterns of disease in groups of people, and elucidating various processes involved in creating differing levels of health in human groups. Lecture and workshop examples of a wide range of contemporary health problems.
Provides students with the necessary analytic techniques, technical resources, and writing expertise to design and write their own thesis proposal and final thesis manuscript in the field of epidemiology. Also applies to students preparing to publish in journals and write grant proposals. Based on structure of a research proposal, beginning with sessions on conducting a literature review, progressing through methods and results, to the discussion. Students prepare a written proposal and a class presentation, and critique another student's presentation. Prerequisite: BIOST&EP 630.
A methodologic core course. Details of concepts and quantitative techniques used in modern epidemiology.
Students will develop fundamental skills in epidemiologic data analysis and interpretation. A major emphasis will be to gain practical experience in analyzing epidemiologic data using statistical software.