Life Sciences

Practical Techniques in Cancer Cell Biology

Module code: 802C2
Level 7 (Masters)
30 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Laboratory
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module will give you hands-on exposure to a number of basic molecular techniques, with specific relevance to the investigation of some of the molecular characteristics of cancer cells.

One important aim of this module is to prepare you to better undertake the Life Sciences Master of Science Research Project later in the course.

By the end of the module you should have practical and conceptual understanding of some of the basic molecular techniques used in cancer cell and molecular biology, and you should be able to produce effective and professional labortory reports and protocols.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the techniques used in modern molecular cell biology and of how they can be applied to solve biological problems and to address biological questions.
  • Be able to critically evaluate and to source protocols to address biological problems.
  • Make sound judgments on the appropriateness of using data sets to generate conclusions.
  • Be able to present and clearly communicate research questions and findings, in a variety of formats and for different audiences, to standard expected of a junior research scientist.