Undergraduate Course: Cancer Biology and Medicine (MSBM10019)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will consider the genetic, molecular and cell biological processes involved in susceptibility to cancer and in the initiation and progression of the disease. Conventional cancer treatments will be described and new rational therapies that take into account both individual and cancer biodiversity will be discussed. Molecular profiling of cancers, trials of novel cancer therapies and the use of animal models in cancer research will also be considered. The course will consist of lectures, teacher-led discussions and presentations by students working in groups.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
The genetic, molecular and cell biological processes involved in susceptibility to cancer and in the initiation and progression of the disease.
Conventional cancer treatments and the scientific basis of new rational cancer therapies.
Demonstrate an ability to:
Discuss the issues involved in designing and carrying out a successful clinical trial for a novel cancer therapy.
Discuss the role of animal models in cancer research.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Philip Larkman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3517
|Course secretary||Ms Lisa Ketchion
Tel: (0131 6)51 1629