10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: MED6001, MED6002, MED6006, MED6003, MED6005

Co-requisites: MED6041, MED6042, MED6043, MED6044

Aims/Description: The module will consider the signal transduction and the cell biological mechanisms that are important, when they are dysfunctional, for an understanding of cancer, specifically, mechanisms of proliferation, the control of the cell cycle, of DNA repair and of cell death. We will examine how dysregulation contributes to cancer and how molecularly targeted therapies might transform treatment. The assessment will be though a referenced written assignment which will look for an understanding of core concepts as well as the ability of students to translate their knowledge into understanding the aetiology and treatment of cancer.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease):

Teaching timetable


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