Short courses

Cancer Biology Course BCHM 8995. (4-days course with 30 contact hours) Introductory level course is composed of lectures in the biology of cancer for upper level undergraduates, pre-medical students, and pre-candidacy graduate students.

Cancer Genetics Course: (5-days course with 30 contact hours) minimum requirement to attend the course is the basic genetics course at UPR, encouraged to also take the upper-level molecular genetics course offered through the UPR system. Priority for attendance is given to any student undergraduate, graduate, medical, or MD/PhD who participates in prior U54 training activities.

Year-long Course

Introduction to Cancer Control Research. This course is organized into 21 lectures targeted to offer undergraduate students an introduction to different topics related to Cancer Control Research, among them: Introduction to Research, Parts of a Scientific Article, to Cancer Surveillance, Community Based Participatory Research, Evidence Based Practices for Cancer Control and Behavioral and Social Science Research. Students are able to obtain 1 to 3 credits hours per semester by matriculating in BIOL 4990, a course in the UPR- Rio Piedras and Bayamon Campus, Natural Sciences Faculty.

Semester Courses

Fundamental Research Skills for Cancer Research (2.5 contact hours by week – 2 credits/semester) - The proposed course has the main objective of providing fundamental research skills to aspiring professionals.  The course will be offered as blocks of lectures by semester.  Each semester one of the blocks will be offered in alternate fashion.

The four areas of knowledge are:

  • Enhancing verbal, analytical reading and writing skills
  • Responsible Conduct for Research
  • Research Methodology and Design
  • Introduction to Biostatistics and Bioinformatics