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PED3006 : Carcinogenesis and Anticancer Drugs

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Professor John Lunec
  • Lecturer: Miss Sally Hall, Dr David Jamieson, Professor Gareth Veal, Professor Ian Hickson, Professor Steve Wedge, Professor Julie Irving, Miss Abigail Gault, Dr Nicola Cresti, Dr Elaine Willmore
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
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 ActivitiesLecture171:0017:00PIP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:001:00PIP - Seminar - Oral Presentations
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 greater depth.

Public Health Contingency:
All lectures and seminars can/will move online either as synchronous online or non-synchronous delivery.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A70Invigilated written exam. One question from a choice of 2 and 2 shorter questions from a choice of 3.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M30Oral presentation 5 mins/student plus Q&A time (PIP)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The oral presentation will assess the students' ability to research a topic in greater depth showing their critical analysis skills as well as their general presentation skills.

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.

Public health contingency:
Oral presentation can/will move to online as synchronous delivery.
Examination will move to (online) Open Book Essay (1 essay from a choice of 2) 5-7 day completion period.

Reading Lists