Aims/Description: This module will equip the student with detailed knowledge and understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer development, growth and metastasis, and the differences between different cancers. It will explore the different molecular and cellular actions of anti-cancer treatments, the genomic factors affecting response and resistance to treatment, and the research approaches to anti-cancer drug design and development. This will include the ways in which interrogation of a person¿s own genome and the genome of tumour cells can facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Teaching Methods: The principle method of teaching the learning outcomes is lectures (LO1-4), which will be interspersed with class discussions and tutorials to consolidate learning and/or debate 'hot topics'. Students will consolidate their understanding and exercise critical thinking during the preparation for the assessment.
Assessment: Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Neuroscience):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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