Frontiers in Oncology - BIOS6390

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


The module aims to develop understanding and analytical skills in oncology, based around interactive seminars wherein students will analyse, present, and discuss the relevant research literature. The students will gain experience in scientific design, literature analysis, scientific communication, and the analysis of experimental data.


Contact hours

Contact hours: 23
Self-Study hours: 127
Total study hours: 150


It is strongly recommended that you have taken core stage 1 and 3 modules within one of our Biosciences programmes

Method of assessment

Critical analysis worksheets (7x 350words) 10%
Technical summary (750 words) 60%
Oral presentation (10 min) 30%

Indicative reading

Core Text: Selected articles from scientific journals will be provided from Templeman Library electronic journal collections.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will have:
An understanding of selected fields and the leading issues/hot topics in the field of oncology and the limitations of our current knowledge about oncology.
An understanding of the concepts and functions behind standard cell biological, biochemical, and molecular biological assays used in oncological research.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will have developed:
The ability to understand, analyse and assess published scientific data.
The ability to assess presented scientific data and concepts, providing constructive feedback.
The ability to design and conceptualise experiments to address specific scientific questions.
The ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences and/or using a variety of methods.
Problem solving skills.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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