Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer

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

2017/18 dates 
2-6 October 2017


Non assessed oral presentation and assessed written assignment (3000 words)

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Dr Sally Roberts- Senior Lecturer Cancer Studies
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


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