Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution

Online Course

Future Learn
Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution

What is the course about?

Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution
The course Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution is an online class provided by The University of Glasgow through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
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Course description
  • 6 weeks
  • Cancer Research UK estimates that 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. It is a disease that impacts on most people’s lives at some stage. So understanding cancer, and the development of new treatments, is of intrinsic interest to us all.
  • This free online course is open to anyone, although it is designed for individuals with a prior interest in biology, including current undergraduate students, and nurses or medics who want to further their knowledge in this area.
  • Over six weeks, we will examine three key questions about cancer diagnosis and treatment:
  • Where have we come from? Where are we now? And where are we going?
  • The course will offer insights into patients’ experiences and enable discussions on key issues. Guest lecturers will include active researchers and those involved in direct patient care.
  • You will also get the chance to undertake your own internet-based investigation into one of the most exciting areas of cancer research.
  • You can read more about this course in Dr Leah Marks’ post for the FutureLearn blog: “New horizons: cancer and the genomic revolution.”
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic cell biology as it relates to the development of cancer
  • Discuss factors contributing to the development of cancer including environmental and genetic aspects
  • Identify current approaches used to identify and treat cancer
  • Reflect on strategies which may be used in future cancer therapies and the implications for society
  • A background in biology may be helpful, but isn’t absolutely necessary as the course will build your knowledge week-on-week.
  • Students who are interested in applying for the Cancer Sciences or Medical Genetics MSc programmes at the University of Glasgow are also encouraged to enrol on this course.
  • FutureLearners who have completed the University of Bath’s “Inside Cancer: How Genes Influence Cancer Development” course will find that this course builds upon their previous knowledge.
  • The University of Glasgow
  • Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

Prerequisites & Facts

Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution

Course Topic

Biology and Biotechnology, Cancer, Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology, Science, Engineering & Maths

University, College, Institution

The University of Glasgow

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Cancer in the 21st Century: the Genomic Revolution

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The University of Glasgow you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: The University of Glasgow
Topic: Biology and Biotechnology, Cancer, Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology, Science, Engineering & Maths
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