BMS8107 - Cancer Biology and Precision Medicine

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course aims to introduce the genetic basis of human cancer including mechanisms of mutations, the activation of oncogenes, the loss of tumour suppressor genes, and the roles of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in the regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis. This course will also focus on the principles and applications of modern cancer therapeutic approaches. Cancer stem cells and therapeutic approaches focused on cancer stem cells are also discussed.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 55%
Examination: 45%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Biomedical Sciences