MSc in Molecular Medicine: The Cancer Pathway
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The Cancer Pathway
The taught "pathways" programmes run from late January until mid-March. This is followed by a "Project Presentation" module and five-month Laboratory Project module. These two modules will be appropriate to your choice of pathway.
The Cancer Pathway comprises a contemporary evaluation of the molecular changes that occur during the transformation of a normal diploid cell into a cancer cell. This includes an analysis of the molecular biology of cancer, and exposure to past, present and future research strategies that are driving the development of new therapeutics.
- MED6040 “The Molecular Basis of Tumourigenesis and Metastasis” (10 credit) teaches you about how we investigate the abnormal molecular processes that lead to pathologically deviant cell biology.
- MED6041 “Molecular Techniques in Cancer Research” (10 credit) will show you how genomics and proteomics are providing new ways of detecting important molecular-level defects in cancer cells.
- MED6042 “Molecular Approaches to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment” (10 credit) will illustrate to you how modern methods are being used to improve diagnosis of cancer and how new therapies are being designed.
- MED6043 “Project Presentation/Cancer Pathway” (10 credit) teaches you how to be involved in a scientific meeting, make a presentation and organise a description of your pathway-appropriate project.
- MED6044 “Laboratory Project/Cancer Pathway” (60 credit) introduces you to doing science; working on your own project, with supervision, in a research laboratory.