Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 9 am - 11 am
Contact: Dr Sarah Martin Overlap: None Prerequisite: None
This module is only available to students who enter under the Biomedical Sciences (B990), Medical Genetics (C431), Pharmacology & Innovative Therapeutics (B211), and with Forensic programmes. This module will define neoplasia, describe the macro and microscopic appearance of range of specific tumours and current ideas on the molecular and genetic basis of their pathogenesis. Specifically, the causes of the transformation from normal to malignant tissue will be described together with the manner in which tumours grow and spread. The module will end with an overview of tumour diagnosis and general methods of treatment (pharmacological, radiotherapeutic and surgical).