10 Credits SPRING

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

Co-requisites: MED6040, MED6042, MED6043, MED6044

Aims/Description: The overarching aim of this module will be to raise awareness of and explain the expanding repertoire of techniques and methodologies that are currently revolutionising cancer research. Though the emphasis will be on the current genomic- and the now superceding proteomic-based approaches to understanding tumourigenesis, the module will also encompass classical tumour cell biology. This material will be followed by an exploration, with examples, of how these techniques and methods can be applied to explain tumour development and progression and develop novel treatments or refine the use of established therapies.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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

Teaching timetable


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