Courses of Study 2016-2017 
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Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOMS 5660 - Social Issues in Community Engagement by Cancer Scientists

Spring. 1 credit. S/U grades only.

Recommended prerequisite: COMM 5665 .

K. Richards, R. Weiss.

The goal of this intensive weekend workshop is to provide students an understanding of social issues of relevance to cancer patients. Topics to be covered will include: decision making and emotional issues for cancer patients; drug pricing and the costs of cancer therapy for individuals and society; community-based cancer advocacy; and patient rights and privacy issues.

Outcome 1: Evaluate and integrate the many challenges faced by cancer patients, including physical, emotional, financial, and legal issues.

Outcome 2: Apply their new understanding of social issues in cancer to effectively and comfortably communicate with cancer patients.

Outcome 3: Critically assess the interface between the community and academic research establishment, judge where there could be improved connectivity, and design effective strategies to bring the two together.

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