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CI4CV1 Cancer Immunotherapy
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Compulsory for all MSc Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology students

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.


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:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Seminar 10 weeks1 per week2 hours
Workshop 1 weeks1 per week4 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
seminars (10 x 2 hours)

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
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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