Bioengineering Approaches to Cancer (UG)

Module aims

Provide students with an understanding of the fundamental biological and biophysical processes involved in cancer and the application of bioengineering to better understand and manage the disease.

Learning outcomes

Describe and explain the fundamental biological and biophysical processes involved in cancer initiation, maintenance, and progression - Describe cancer processes using engineering, mathematics, and physical science methods - Understand current and next generation strategies for cancer treatment and diagnosis - Communicate effectively with biologists, clinicians and bioengineers working in the field of cancer.

Module syllabus

Provide students with an understanding of the fundamental biological and biophysical processes involved in cancer and the application of bioengineering to better understand and manage the disease.

Pre-requisites

Introductory cell biology for example: BE1-HMCP Molecules Cells and Processes or equivalent. Speak to module leader about suitability if you do not have this completed.

Teaching methods

Students will be taught over one term using a combination of lectures and study groups. Lecture sessions will be made available on Panopto for review and supplemented with technologies as appropriate to promote active engagement during the lecture such as 'learning catalytics'. Study groups will be based on taught content from lectures to reinforce these topics and allow students to test their understanding.

Lectures: 18 hours
Study groups: 4 hours
Journal club: 5 hours

Assessments

Written exam 70%

Presentation 30%