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Cancer Prevention and Control (MEDI90095)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMEDI90095
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The Cancer Prevention subject aims to outline the concepts, methods and applications underpinning cancer prevention at a population level. It will explore the concepts of primary, secondary (screening and early intervention) and tertiary prevention strategies to improve cancer outcomes. Case based discussion will demonstrate the epidemiological and applied behavioural research involved in reducing the risk of incidence of cancer and recurrence.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the biological and environmental factors associated with cancer risk or that serve as biomarkers for risk assessment and early detection
  • Critically evaluate interventions intended to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity, mortality and improve patient outcomes
  • Reflect on the influence of societal and political influences on cancer screening and prevention programs

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