Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer

Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Module

Module Overview

This 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 credits

Module Dates

Module dates tbc


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

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required.

Fee if taken as a stand alone course:

Please contact the programme administrator for the latest fee.

This course is available without the assessment/credits if preferred.

To apply please contact:

Programme Administrator 
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3803
Email: clinicaloncology@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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