Integrated Master in Science: Biomedical Science options
Final Year, Component 04
BS938-7-SP or BS932-7-SP
Advanced Cancer Biology
Integrating fundamental science with clinical aspects, this module will provide you with advanced and up-to-date knowledge in contemporary cancer research. Classes will be delivered by members of the School and external experts, including guest speakers from hospitals and research institutions. The module will focus on different cancer types such as prostate, colorectal and pancreatic cancer studied at Essex. The role of the immune system, genetic and epigenetic factors and signalling pathways in cancer development will be explored. The application of theoretical knowledge in cancer research into clinical practice (“from bench to bedside”) and personalised cancer medicine will be discussed.
Molecular medicine, underpinned by developments in biotechnology, has had a major impact on human diseases of socio-economic importance. Molecular medicine is concerned with the elucidation of disease mechanisms including genetically inherited diseases. This module aims to help you gain an understanding of how basic gene and protein-based technologies are applied in biomedical research and human medicine, with particular emphasis on relevance to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Explore the molecular basis of various disease types and biotechnological applications in diagnostics and development of new therapeutics. Discover likely future biotechnological developments in the post-genomic era.
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