Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer - MRes

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Module overview

This is the first module on the MRes Cancer Sciences programme and is taken alongside MSc Clinical Oncology students.

The module aims to provide an update on the cellular lesions underlying the development of cancer.The module 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..


20 Masters level credits

Module attendance required

Compulsory introductory module taken in an intensive one week block at the start of the programme.

Module dates

Module dates for 2019/20 to be confirmed shortly


MCQ examination - 12 November (1 hour in the morning)
3000 word written assignment

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

Organised by Dr Sally Roberts, School of Cancer Sciences and taught by senior academic staff within the School of Cancer Sciences.

Stand alone course

This module is available as a stand alone course. Please contact the Programme Administrator on +44 (0)121 414 3803
clinicaloncology@contacts.bham.ac.uk for further details.

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