UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Principles of Epidemiology
Meeting Time, Place:
Monday, 4:00-6:30 PM, Arnold House 120
Elizabeth Donohoe Cook, Ph.D.
Problem Set #4
Epidemiologic Study Designs
Please work independently. Do not discuss either the problems or your solutions
with your classmates. Please either type your responses or handwrite them
neatly on lined paper.
For the following two proble
5,000 Massachusetts adults, aged 40-60
no history/does not currently have cancer
no family history of colon cancer
no current use of multivitamin
All subjects were screened for colon cancer using a Digital Rectal Examination
(DRE) and a f
Problem Set #5
Please work independently. Do not discuss either the problems or your solutions with your classmates.
Use Table 1 for the questions 1-3:
Table 1. Results of a screening test for diabetes.
What are some of the ethical and legal issues related to physician
assisted suicide? What role should patient's preferences and their
perspective of quality of life impact whether assisted suicide is legal?
Physician-assisted suicide or mercy killing defi