340.624.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 4 Credit(s)
MWF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Corinne Joshu
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the epidemiology of and major risk factors for selected cancers
    • Identify effective strategies for cancer prevention and control at the population level
  • 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. Describes specific resources available for cancer studies. 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.
  • Intended Audience
    degree candidates
  • Methods of Assessment

    Student evaluation is based on one individual presentation, one group debate, one written assignment, an exam and participation in class discussions.

  • Prerequisites
    340.751-752, or 340.601 concurrent or previous
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    There is no required text for the course.

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Contact Information(from old syllabus)

    Corinne Joshu, PhD, MPH, MA
    Office: E6148
    Tel: 443-287-3821

  • Disability Support Services
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