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Information for module BIOC3013

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Module code:BIOC3013 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Cancer Biology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Professor M Katan
Organiser's location:Room 118c Darwin Building UCL
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:Students wishing to take this module are strongly encouraged to have: EITHER (1) a strong biochemistry background/iBSc background OR (2) a 2.1 or higher average in Year 2 AND must have taken and achieved a 2.1 or higher in a cell biology-related course or in genetic systems. This module cannot accommodate more than 60 students. Should the module size exceed 60, the criteria outlined above will become mandatory for confirmation of enrolment on BIOC3013. 
Module outline:This course focuses on the mechanism of cancer generation and progression and on the most advanced treatments. Starting with a background integrating genetic, cellular and molecular aspects, it covers recent cancer research leading to a general conceptual framework for the development of this disease. The course also provides insights and illustrations from specific cancer types and concludes with a variety of established and emerging treatments. The overall aim of this course is to provide a strong background for careers related to basic cancer research, experimental medicine and drug discovery.  
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Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 70.00%
Coursework 30.00% 
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Last updated:2017-07-27 14:57:25 by ucbtmk0