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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements The programme is open to graduate scientists, nurses, clinicians and other medical professionals working in healthcare, the pharmaceutical industry or contract research organisations. Entry to the programme will require a degree, or degree equivalent qualification, from a recognised academic institution or an appropriate professional qualification or experience.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Cancer Therapeutics
  • Course description
    One year full-time, two years part-time/distance learning

    The specific aims of the programme are to provide participants with a clear understanding of the scientific basis underlying the principles and practice of cancer therapeutics and the development, evaluation and implementation of new treatments. This will be underpinned by a thorough knowledge of cancer biology and pathology, research methodologies, drug development and regulatory issues.

    On completion of the programme students will:

        * Have a thorough knowledge of the principles underlying cancer treatment
        * Be able to demonstrate skills in gathering, recording, analysing and presenting information
        * Understand the regulatory framework underlying clinical research
        * Understand the principles of laboratory methodologies applied to clinical trials
        * Understand the steps involved in developing and implementing new treatments
        * Be able to apply this knowledge in their own professional roles
        * Be able to contribute to the research activity and knowledge base in improving cancer care.

    Programme outline

    Core modules include:

        * Research Skills and Sciences
        * Cancer Biology
        * Cancer Pharmacology
        * Site Specific Tumour Treatment
        * Ablative Therapy
        * Biological Therapies
        * Drug Development
        * Lab Project

    Optional modules include:

        * Imaging
        * Pathology of Cancer
        * Genomic Approaches to Human Diseases
        * Paediatric Oncology and Palliative Care
        * Cancer Prevention and Screening


    Assessment will be based on written assignments, presentations, continuous assessments, written or MCQ examinations, and a full dissertation write-up.

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