Total Credits: 20
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Compulsory for all MSc Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology students
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
|A34C12||Tumour Immunology (Oncology)|
Summary of Content: A series of lectures and discussion groups providing information on cancer vaccines: what makes a good vaccine, different vaccine designs, animal models, immunological techniques and adoptive T cell therapies. This module will cover in more depth subjects that have been introduced on the Tumour Immunology module (A34C12). During the module students will present a published paper on a cancer vaccine topic. Students will learn how to design a vaccine in a workshop and will write an essay on how they will design their ideal vaccine.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Seminar||10 weeks||1 per week||2 hours|
|Workshop||1 weeks||1 per week||4 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||30||Essay (2,000 words)|
|Inclass Exam 1 (Written)||70||3 hours|
Dr J Ramage
Education Aims: To gain knowledge on the development of cancer vaccines.
Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and understanding: describe the applicability of different vaccination strategies to cancer therapy. Intellectual skills: the ability to apply the skills needed for academic study and enquiry; evaluate scientific research and evidence critically; synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain understanding of current scientific literature; develop skills necessary for independent research. Professional/ practical skills: articulate knowledge and understanding of tumour immunology; evaluate and criticise scientific research papers develop writing skills necessary for industry and academia. Transferable/ key skills: structure and communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing; work independently; participate constructively in groups; find information and use information technology; be self reliant; critically analyse scientific literature.
Offering School: Medicine
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