Practical Techniques in Cancer Cell Biology (802C2)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 34 hours of contact time and about 266 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.