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CI4HT4 Host Tumour Interface
(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:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  A series of lectures providing students with information on the current understanding of the immunobiology of tumours. This will include: immuno-surveillance, immune-senescence, tumour resistance, regulatory T cells, antigenic targets, cytokine therapy, non-specifc immunity and animal models.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
9 lectures (9 x 2 hours)

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 10 critical analysis of a set published paper 
Inclass Exam 1 (Written) 90 2 hours 30 minutes 

Dr A Jackson

Education Aims:  To gain knowledge and understanding on the host and tumour environment.

Learning Outcomes:  To gain knowledge and understanding: describe the application of modern immunology to the understanding of the host tumour environment. 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: evaluate and criticise scientific research papers; develop writing skills necessary for industry and academia. Transferable/ key skills: work independently

Offering School:  Medicine

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