MEDS-445_SYLLABUS.docx - MEDS 445 CANCER Oncology in the...

This preview shows 1 out of 3 pages.

MEDS 445 : CANCER: Oncology in the Modern Era Weekday TBA 1 hour 50 minutes 2 units INSTRUCTORS: Yvonne Lin, M.D., M.S., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine of USC o Office Address: 1450 Biggy Street, NRT 3506, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9601 o Office Phone: (323) 442-7436 o Office hours by appointment: please contact Dr. Lin at [email protected] Diane Da Silva, Ph.D., M.S., Research Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Keck School of Medicine of USC o Office Address: 1450 Biggy Street, NRT 7517, Los Angeles, CA 90089-9601 o Office Phone: (323) 442-3868 o Office hours by appointment: please contact Dr. Da Silva at [email protected] Guest Faculty from the Keck School of Medicine Guest Speakers from LAC+USC and community partners ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Erin Yamauchi o [email protected] Introduction and Purpose Course Description : This course introduces students to the spectrum of clinical and scientific issues surrounding contemporary cancer care—molecular diagnostics, genomic medicine, modern therapeutics, and community/patient engagement. Overview: This is a course for students interested in the diverse nature of cancer medicine. The rapid development of new treatments and their companion diagnostic tests creates algorithms/clinical pathways for treating patients with cancer. However, treating cancer involves more than just diagnosis and treatment. This course pairs didactic sessions with practical sessions. These sessions will span the entire spectrum 1
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

of cancer care: 1. Non clinical: Medical Informatics; Biotechnology diagnostic tools (use, integration into clinical care); Biotechnology therapeutic development (how does a new drug come onto the market?); Practicalities of oncology drug development; Philanthropy of cancer care. 2. Clinical: Prevention programs (Community, HMO, Private sector); DPH Public sector; Clinical trial development; Women’s Cancer; Surgical Oncology; Psychiatry; Cancer; Genetics; End of life/Hospice care Topics covered in this course will cover 4 cancer-related themes: 1. Cancer Screening & Prevention 2. Cancer Genetics 3. Cancer Therapies 4. Cancer Clinical Care Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of: The importance of bridging basic molecular research with personalized patient care Evaluation and application of population-based methods used in contemporary oncology Critical interpretation of clinical trials in oncology: preventive and therapeutic Hands-on experience as a cancer care provider in the community, for example in patient advocacy, philanthropy, education, research, or clinical care.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
You've reached the end of this preview.
  • Summer '17
  • Ahmed Bukhari
  • Oncology, Clinical trial, Cancer Care, Cancer Clinical Care

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern