Semester of Instruction
Objectives and Content
Provide knowledge about fundamental processes leading to cancer development, how cancer cells differ from their normal counterparts, molecular peculiarities of cancer cells leading to their successful survival in the body, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cancer therapy.
After completing the course the student should be able to:
- Define central concepts within tumor biology.
- Describe the mechanisms transforming a normal cell to a cancer cell.
Skills and competences
- Explain how ordinary cancer treatment works on a cellular/molecular level, and why the effects of such therapies tend to decrease over time.
Required Previous Knowledge
Biology, molecular biology or equivalent on bachelor level, preferably completed with a degree.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
Approximately 20 hours of lectures over an approximate 4 week period.
Forms of Assessment
4 hour written exam.
HUCEL370 (3 ECTS), HUCEL372 (7 ECTS)
The reading list is available at uib.no. The list will be published by 01.06. / 01.12. for the upcoming semester.
Written evaluation on My UiB/Mitt UiB.
Department of Biomedicine
(+47) 55 58 64 39 / 55 58 64 40
(to bee announced)