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Postgraduate course

Tumour Biology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBMED331
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction

Spring

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.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:

Knowledge

  • 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.

Grading Scale

A-F

Subject Overlap

HUCEL370 (3 ECTS), HUCEL372 (7 ECTS)

Reading List

The reading list is available at uib.no. The list will be published by 01.06. / 01.12. for the upcoming semester.

Course Evaluation

Written evaluation on My UiB/Mitt UiB.

Contact

Contact Information

Department of Biomedicine

studie@biomed.uib.no

(+47) 55 58 64 39 / 55 58 64 40

Course coordinator:

(to bee announced)

Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Skoleeksamen (New exam)

    Date
    09.10.2017, 09:00
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    01.09.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    Location