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BS347 - Oncology

  • Module code: BS347
  • Module name: Oncology
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to enable science students to bring their knowledge of cell and molecular biology to an understanding of the mechanisms through which cancer develops. However, we go further: the module aims to integrate biomedical and clinical aspects of oncology so that the student develops a satisfying all-round understanding of the complex biological and social phenomenon which is cancer. All aspects of oncology will be covered: epidemiology, pathology, cell and molecular biology, host response, the way in which cancer is diagnosed and treated: and not least the social and ethical problems which are associated with cancer. There will be input from a surgeon who is a leading expert in his field and there will be “case history” studies of specific cancers.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will: Know what are the causes of cancer and how they are detected; Be able to describe the biological process by which cancer develops – carcinogenesis; Have a good understanding of the main molecular mechanisms underlying carcinogenesis; Know the main cellular mechanisms which limit the development of cancers; Have an appreciation of the means by which the impact of cancer on society is contained.

Timetabled teaching activities

Term 2, Weeks 11-18

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/intranet/teach/3rdyr/lectures/oncology/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: BS347-12)
B (Examination only) Examination - April 100%
locally Adminstered Exam 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry (BF91) - Year 3
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  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (with Intercalated Year) (C101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (C102) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (C103) - Year 3
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  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (C107) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (with Intercalated Year) (C108) - Year 4
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  • Undergraduate Biomedical Science (MBio) (C1A3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Medical Microbiology and Virology (MBio) (C1A4) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Science (C1B9) - Year 3
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  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year) (F127) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Chemical Biology MChem with Intercalated Year (F1C1) - Year 5
  • MChem Chemical Biology (FC11) - Year 4