Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

Module code: NT4004

This module will give you an insight into the impact of cancer in today’s society and an in-depth understanding of the molecular basis of human cancer. Lectures and tutorials will present a broad overview of the molecular and cell biology basis of cancer highlighting major current areas of research, the discovery and mechanisms of action of key cancer therapeutics and the mechanisms of drug resistance.

Topics covered

  • Characteristics of cancer cells
  • Regulation of cell proliferation and survival
  • Design of new therapies
  • Origin and progression of cancer
  • Use of nanotechnology in detection and therapy

Learning

  • 24 hours of lectures
  • 8.5 hours of tutorials
  • 117.5 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 3 hours (60%)
  • Coursework (20%)
  • Essay (20%)