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Module code:PHAYG025 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Anticancer Personalised Medicines
Credit value:15
Division:School of Pharmacy
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Geoff Wells
Organiser's location:School of Pharmacy
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Module prerequisites:This module is only available to MSc Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine students 
Module outline:The module will provide a background to the current state and future potential of anticancer therapy and the emerging role of personalized medicine and patient stratification. The module will consist of an introductory series of 5 lectures covering a brief discussion of cancer and current chemotherapeutic options. Subsequent lectures will explore aspects of: tumour diversity and heterogeneity, personalised medicines and preventive therapies, drug development strategies and an overview of patient stratification and patient information services.  
Module aims:The module aims to provide an introduction to the area of cancer chemotherapy and its relationship to personalised medicine. Emphasis will be placed on the future potential of this approach to cancer treatment and drug development.  
Module objectives:Students will develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and current problems/insights relating to cancer therapy Critical thinking skills will be developed in terms of evaluating strategies and research data Students will develop independent learning skills, original problem solving abilities and written presentation skills  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen one-hour written examination 67.00%
Coursework 33.00% 
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Last updated:2014-07-01 14:51:32 by ucbtsew