Catalogue of Modules, University of Nottingham

A34C15 Diagnostic Pathology of Cancer
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Core module for MSc Oncology students.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module covers the following topics

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
One two-hour lecture and demonstration per week. 26 hours of contact time

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 100 MCQ and short answer questions 

Professor M Ilyas

Education Aims:  Through lectures and demonstrations students will become familiar with practical microscopy of human tumours, understand the technique of immunohistochemistry and be able to interpret results from basic immunohistochemical panels of tumour markers to arrive at a cellular phenotype, be familiar with nomenclature applied to histological and cytological features of tumours, and be familiar with the classification of human neoplastic conditions.

Learning Outcomes:  At the end of the series of lectures and demonstrations students should be able to: Describe factors involved in regulation of cell growth; Define and recognise examples of Hypoplasia, Atrophy, Hypertrophy, Hyperplasia, Metaplasia, Apoptosis, In-situ neoplasia; Describe and recognise cytological characteristics of neoplastic cells; Describe morphological and macroscopic features used in definition of benign and malignant tumours; Describe the concepts of tumour grading and tumour staging, giving examples from allmajor organ systems; Describe the nomenclature and classification of human tumours; Give an account of preneoplastic conditions important in human carcinogenesis.

Offering School:  Medicine

Use the Back facility of your browser to return to the previous page.

Module Catalogue Search for another module

[UoN Welcome Page] Return to The University of Nottingham Welcome Page