HRP Cancer Epidemiology
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Epidemiology : Though not essential, it is useful for attorneys representing health care providers or lifescience companies to have a basic understanding of the science underlying their client's business and current issues in the field. Students may want to consider taking 1 or more courses on the biological bases and risk factors for common diseases, including environmental factors and other sources of incidence. This course considers major environmental risk factors for cancer and genetic susceptibility, among other causal inferences.
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Descriptive epidemiology and sources of incidence/mortality data; the biological basis of carcinogenesis and its implications for epidemiologic research; methodological issues relevant to cancer research; causal inference; major environmental risk factors; genetic susceptibility; cancer control; examples of current research; and critique of the literature. 3 units requires paper or project. Prerequisite: 225, or consent of instructor.