About PH 396 OL1

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Dates: May 22 - June 30, 2023; Open to graduate-level Public Health students; All other students require instructor permission; Must submit the request at http://go.uvm.edu/ph Students will be notified if permission is granted; contact student Advisor, Vika Pleshakova at vpleshak@uvm.edu for any questions. Asynchronous online

Section Description

This course is part of a pilot program that will be using Brightspace, UVM's new learning platform that's replacing Blackboard. Since only a limited number of courses will be piloting Brightspace this coming semester, you are still likely to have courses in Blackboard as well. For more information on Brightspace: go.uvm.edu/brightspace-pilot This course will prepare students to design and implement studies of cancer epidemiology in the U.S. and globally. After gaining an understanding of the statistics used to measure cancer incidence and prevalence, students will explore risk factors for various cancers in order to learn relevant factors for oncogenesis. Study of vulnerable populations, including refugees and those with high occupational exposures to carcinogens, will facilitate students’ thoughtful and ethical design and execution of cancer studies. The course will culminate in students’ designing questionnaires about risk factors for a specific cancer of interest and analyzing data from a cancer registry.

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