EPI6121 Epidemiology of Cancer

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Anthony Wallace

Course Description:

Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer? Chances are you do. Recent research shows that 14.1 million people globally are diagnosed with cancer each year. This number is set to rise particularly in developing countries. This course will provide you with information about cancer, it’s diagnosis, global trends in incidence, prevalence and mortality, it’s treatment and prognosis. You will evaluate epidemiological research in order to explore the causes of cancer and identify modifiable risk factors supported by peer-reviewed scientific evidence.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will need background training in epidemiology and demography. The course will help students to understand the biological basis of cancer, why cancer is increasing in society and how we as individuals can modify our behaviour to reduce our risk of cancer based on review and critical appraisal of published scientific evidence.

Why This Course Is Important:

How do you minister to and help people with life threating diseases such as cancer? The course will provide students with the scientific knowledge and ability to critically appraise research publications within a bibical framework to enable them to approach cancer patients and their families in a meaningful and helpful way.