Cancer Sciences: Research Design, Measurement & Evaluation - PATH3208

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Medical Sciences

Course Outline: PATH3208 Course outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4.5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: BABS2202 or PATH2201 or MATH2801 or MATH2901

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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PATH3208 Cancer Sciences is focussed on the design, measurement and evaluation of research projects in the field of human cancer. For those wishing to pursue a career in basic or clinical cancer research, the course will emphasise experimental approaches to cancer aetiology, as well the translational research strategies that use knowledge of cancer biology to improve diagnosis and management of that disease. Similarly, for those who may wish to pursue a career in the health sciences, the course will provide an understanding of cancer research and research methods.

Students undertaking PATH3208 will gain a basic knowledge of cancer biology, including aetiology and risk factors. They will also learn the scientific rationale underpinning current and future practices in cancer management (diagnosis and treatment), and the concept of ‘individualised’ cancer medicine. At the same time, students will develop an understanding of modern experimental approaches to important questions in common cancers. This will include coverage of the design, measurement and evaluation of translational cancer studies and clinical trials.


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