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ONC8025 : Cancer Pathology and Molecular Applications for Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (E-learning) (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Yvonne Bury
  • Lecturer: Dr Dina Tiniakos
  • Owning School: FMS Graduate School
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To provide students with a foundation level knowledge and understanding of general, systematic and diagnostic pathology together with screening and treatment rationale 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 completion220:0040:00Independent assessment preparation
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading106:0060:00Online content
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity102:0020:00eJournal
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study105:0050:00Supplemental reading
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion103:0030:00Via 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 to help consolidate their understanding of the curricula. 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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination1M4010 mins - case study recorded presentation. In order to pass this module candidates must achieve a mark of at least 50 in the oral.
Computer assessment1M60Online MCQs (6 x 20 mins each). In order to pass this module candidates must achieve a mark of at least 50 in the exam.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment1MWeekly MCQ assessments
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The learning outcomes are formally assessed using an online multiple choice exam and a detailed case review. The assessments 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.

For the case study students will be asked to present a case of their own (or if this is not possible will be offered one from a case bank). In addition to uploading their recorded presentation, students will present in their workplace.

Formative MCQ assessments allow students to monitor their understanding against the learning outcomes.

In order to pass this module candidates are required to achieve an overall pass mark of 50 or above for both assessments in the module as well as the module overall.

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