Dr Mona Jeffreys, Dr Athene Lane, Dr Margaret May (course organisers), Prof Richard Martin, Dr Nora Pashayan, Ms Luisa Zuccolo, Dr Dave Evans, Mr Simon Collins and others
Not available until 2013/14
The course aims to introduce students to some current topics in cancer epidemiology. By the end of the course students should:
Participants should have a knowledge of basic epidemiology and statistics, at least to the level achieved in the 'Basic Epidemiology' and 'Introduction to Statistics' short courses.
Cancer registration and mortality recording; types of genetic association studies, as applied to cancer epidemiology; measures of effect in cancer epidemiology; survival, cure and competing risks models; join point analysis of cancer trends; the basics of a cancer screening programme; cancer inequalities; a life course approach to cancer epidemiology.
The teaching time is approximately 17 hours.
A mixture of lectures, paper discussions, facilitated small group work and a computer practical using Stata. Students will work in small groups to research a specific cancer, and give a presentation to peers on the last day.
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