Module Catalogue

ONC8002 : Cancer Pathology (E-learning) (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2016/17
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Yvonne Bury
  • Lecturer: Dr Brian Angus, Dr Dina Tiniakos
  • Owning School: FMS Graduate School
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide students with a foundation level knowledge and understanding of general, systematic and diagnostic pathology in relation to cancer.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will cover the following topics:

•General and Diagnostic Pathology
•Breast Cancer
•Respiratory Tract Cancers
•Alimentary System Cancers
•Gynaecological Cancers
•Urinary System Cancers
•Male Reproductive System Cancers
•Lymphoid and Myeloid Cancers
•Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancers
•Skin Cancer
•Paediatric cancer
•Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
•Endocrine Cancer
•Central Nervous System Cancer

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion62:0012:00
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading173:0051:00Online content
Guided Independent StudySkills practice13:003:00Software
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity171:0017:00Completing worksheets
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion171:0017:00Via discussion board
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Through a series of online tutorials and weekly activities as well as private study (including directed reading) students will gain a detailed knowledge of the histopathology, cytology and general cancer pathology. Students are encouraged to participate in online collaborative discussions via the discussion boards and to maintain a portfolio of worksheets to help consolidate their understanding of the curricular. Weekly case studies allow students to apply their knowledge to real life examples.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination1801M100Online MCQs
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
PC Examination1MWeekly MCQ assessments
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The learning outcomes are formally assessed using an online multiple choice exam and this will require the students to apply the knowledge they have gained throughout the module. The questions will place emphasis on the translation of the basic cancer science aspects of pathology into the clinical setting, allowing students to critically appraise the appropriate pathological information in relation to the example.

Reading Lists