10 Credits SPRING

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

Co-requisites: MED6040, MED6041, MED6043, MED6044

Aims/Description: The module will focus on two areas. In the first part of the module, we will review advances in molecular diagnostics in cancer research in the context of improvements in screening, diagnosis and in predicting outcomes and monitoring disease progress in patients. In the second part we will explore in depth the current treatment strategies for solid tumours and haematological malignancies and discuss in detail the problems associated with curing advanced cancer. The latter will include a strong component of current and developing therapies that exploit recently acquired knowledge of the molecular basis of the disease. However, we will also provide a clinical context against which issues such as quality of life and the need for intervention can be assessed. These are strong research areas in the School of Medicine and the module will have wide input from staff actively working in these fields.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, 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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