Short course

Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer

This microcredential will provide you with the latest knowledge of cellular lesions underlying the development of cancer and the background of recent advances in molecular medicine.

Start date
2-6 October 2023
5 days
Home - £1352 International - £3182
Postgraduate Microcredential
20 credits

Microcredential overview

This microcredential aims to provide an update on the cellular lesions underlying the development of cancer. 

The microcredential provides an essential underpinning to the subsequent modules by ensuring that you have the necessary background knowledge of recent advances in molecular medicine.

Topics Covered - Oncogenes, tumour suppressor genes, mechanisms of metastasis and apoptosis. The role of viruses, environmental carcinogens and chromosomal alterations in cancers will be discussed. 


Written assignment (3000 words) (60% of the module mark) and one hour multiple choice questions examination (40% of the module mark). 

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Dr Martin Higgs - Associate Professor for Genomics and Rare Disease 
Dr Graham Taylor - Senior Lecturer in Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy


2:1 degree

To apply please contact:

Programme Administrator 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3803