This module will describe the specific challenges and problems associated with the care and treatment of children with cancer, from the time of diagnosis to post treatment follow up. It will explore the theory and practice of paediatric oncology with reference to the major groups of childhood cancers. The module will also include topics such as molecular pathology, advanced imaging techniques, new drug development and phaseI/II clinical trials and will look at their increasing importance in the paediatric field. 70% of childrensurvive a cancer diagnosis, and the importance of treatment toxicity, late effects and quality of life for survivors will also be discussed. The theory presented in lectures will be backed up by a practical laboratory session and students will also have the opporunity to observe a clinical session at the Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Module Attendance Required
5 day block of teaching
13-17 January 2014
3000 word assignment and presentation
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Dr Tanja Stankovic Reader in Cancer Genetics- Cancer Studies and Dr Carmel McConville Senior Lecturer Reproductive and Childhood Health
Stand Alone Course
This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. For further information please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 7672
Fee if taken as a stand alone course
This course is available without the assessment/credits if preferred
Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course
6 months oncology experience and holding a degree, preferably a 2.1 or equivalent qualifications in an appropriate medical/scientific subject.