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GS04 1263 Cancer Epidemiology

  • Course Director(s): Veronika Fedirko
  • Semester: Summer Session
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading System: Pass/Fail
  • Prerequisites: GS21 1017: Foundations of Biomedical Research or Consent of Instructor


This primarily introductory-level course reviews the causes of cancer and the epidemiology of cancer by anatomical site. The course will introduce seminal studies and current issues in cancer epidemiology and will cover basic concepts pertinent to cancer epidemiology research including biology, pathology, statistics, classic and novel risk factors, prevention, and genetics. Selected publications from epidemiologic literature provide an opportunity for student-faculty discussion. This course is cross-listed at UTHealth School of Public Health (PH 2745).  

Course Outline Cancer Epidemiology