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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

This module runs from 04/10/21 to 11/10/21 inclusive. 


The assessment of this module comprises two components:
Essay - 3000 words (60% of overall mark)
Exam - Eight short answer questions (SAQ's) (40% of overall mark)

Academics involved in the delivery of this module 

Programme leads: Dr Graham Taylor and Dr Martin Higgs

Stand alone course

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

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