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Cancer in Society (MEDI90087)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMEDI90087
Availability
Term 3 - Online
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The Cancer in Society subject aims to provide students with a holistic understanding of the cancer burden in modern society. This will include a detailed review of the epidemiology of cancer and how this varies internationally. Students will explore the attitudes, behaviours and risk factors that influence cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality. They will also examine the influence of the commercial sector, law and public policy on cancer mortality and morbidity. Social, political and financial considerations of cancer care will also be addressed.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the current and projected epidemiology of cancer and its impact on cancer services and program delivery
  • Reflect on the societal attitudes, behaviours and risk factors that influence cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality
  • Critically analyse how different public health strategies and interventions influence cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality

Generic skills

  • Advanced analytic skills
  • Skills in working collaboratively with individuals, groups and organisations
  • Increased capacity to manage unfamiliar problems
  • Improved written and communication skills
  • Increased ability to work independently and be self-motivated

Last updated: 20 July 2019