Study Abroad and Exchanges



PED3006 : Carcinogenesis and Anticancer Drugs

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide information and develop the students understanding of the process of carcinogenesis, on the biology of cancer cells, on oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes and on the pharmacology of the main anticancer drugs and explore new pharmacological strategies in the treatment of cancer.

Outline Of Syllabus

See above.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture161:0016:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study182:0082:00Private study
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures provide the majority of the knowledge, together with information on novel approaches to cancer treatment. The seminar session consists of the presentation of a research paper by each student, giving them the opportunity to investigate an aspect of the course material in more detail

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A80One question from a choice of two and two shorter questions from a choice of 3
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M20Oral presentation 5 mins/student plus Q&A time
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.

The form of assessment will not vary from the original.

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