ONC8025 : Cancer Pathology and Molecular Applications for Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (E-learning)
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Yvonne Bury
- Lecturer: Dr James Sampson, Dr Howard Klys, Dr Dina Tiniakos Tiniakos, Dr Brian Angus
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Off Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
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
•Respiratory Tract Cancers
•Alimentary System Cancers
•Urinary System Cancers
•Male Reproductive System Cancers
•Lymphoid and Myeloid Cancers
•Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancers
•Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer
•Central Nervous System Cancer
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||2||20:00||40:00||Independent assessment preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||10||6:00||60:00||Online content|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||10||2:00||20:00||eJournal|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||10||5:00||50:00||Supplemental reading|
|Guided Independent Study||Online Discussion||10||3:00||30:00||Via 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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||120||1||M||60||Online MCQs (6 x 20 mins each). In order to pass this module candidates must achieve a mark of at least 50 in the exam.|
|Oral Examination||1||M||40||10 mins - case study recorded presentation. In order to pass this module candidates must achieve a mark of at least 50 in the oral.|
|PC Examination||1||M||Weekly 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.