FUNDAMENTALS OF CANCER BIOLOGY
2015/2016, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Medicine)
Modular Credits: 4
This module provides students with a comprehensive overview of the aberrant cell growth control mechanisms that lead to neoplasia. Following an introduction and a brief history of the major advances in cancer research, the major topics that will be covered include oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, epigenetics, transcription factors, angiogenesis, metastasis, tumor immunology, cancer stem cells, animal models of cancer, DNA repair mechanisms and regulation of the cell cycle, cell death and cell signaling.
Seminar format with tutorials.
Students must attend all lectures and sign their attendance at the beginning of each lecture.
Lecture notes and supplementary readings may be provided by each lecturer.
Please refer to timetable.
Mid-Term Exam (Multiple-choice questions & short-answer questions) - 40%
Final Exam (Multiple-choice questions & short-answer questions) - 60%
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week