Molecular Bioengineering (MEng)
Bioengineering Approaches to Cancer
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.
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.
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.
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
● Written exam: Bioengineering Approaches to Cancer; 70% weighting
No type of previous exam answers or solutions will be available
● Presentation: Bioengineering to cancer research & oncology seminars; 30% weighting; There are 4 occurrences of this assessment. Students will be allocated to a specific date to present.
Feedback : Tutorials will consist of a mixture of: a) study groups where students will work on problem sheets relevant to topics introduced in lectures and b) seminar series where students are guided through choosing and delivering lectures on topics of interest in current bioengineering research and practice for cancer. Worked solutions in problem sheets will be made available to students after study group tutorials. Feedback for seminar series presentations will be provided to students on an individual or group basis.