15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module will deliver a contemporary analysis of cancer molecular biology, with emphasis on cellular components mutated or dysfunctional in cancer. This will include the cancer hallmarks, cell communication, cell cycle and checkpoints, genomics/epigenomics, cancer syndromes and molecular therapies. Through lectures, seminars, tutorials and team-building, we will examine how dysregulation of signalling contributes to cancer and how targeted/personalised approaches will transform therapy. Assessment will be through a referenced written seen exam and a data assessment day and will look to confirm understanding of core concepts and critical awareness of cancer biology. The module will be delivered by leading research scientists and clinicians.

Staff Contact: BRYANT HELEN E
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK