Research Methods in Cancer Epidemiology

EPID 6450
Spring term
1 CU
EPID 5100 or equivalent, EPID 5260 or equivalent, EPID 5270 or equivalent, and Permission of Instructor

Research in cancer etiology, prevention, treatment, and control includes a wide range of subject matter science, from the initial molecular changes that precede the development of cancer to issues of primary care guidelines for cancer survivors. The course reviews the possible study designs applied to cancer etiology, prevention, treatment, and control. These include randomized controlled trials and multiple types of observational studies (cohort, case-control, cross-sectional). Other topics will include causal inference, bias, and effect modification.