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.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (corona virus) the scale of pass/fail will be utilized in the spring semester of 2020.
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 using electronic/digital evaluation tool.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written Examination (New exam)
- 06.10.2020, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam