Molecular Mechanisms in Cancer, 7.5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Autumn 2023, 100%, Campus
Start date: 27 September 2023
End date: 26 October 2023
Application deadline: 17 April 2023
Application code: UU-42100 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
Registration: Please contact the department.
Entry requirements: 180 credits from educational programmes in biochemistry/chemistry, biology, biomedicine/medicine, biotechnology, cell/molecular biology, genetics, life science, medical sciences or a similar field of study. Also required is:
courses in biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, genetics, and molecular biology/-genetics totalling at least 30 credits;
Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 18,125
Tuition fee, total: SEK 18,125
About the course
General tumour theory and tumour classification followed by cellular and molecular mechanisms important for the origin and growth of tumours will be discussed. The course covers e.g. epigenetic mechanisms for cancer, carcinogenesis, genomic instability, angiogenesis, tumour virus, oncogenes, growth factors, signal transduction, tumour suppressor genes and clinical oncology. The body's immune defence against cancer will also be discussed, as well as hereditary cancer. Current clinical diagnostics and treatment of cancer will be covered as well as methods and technologies used.
Practical parts can consist of an epigenetic analysis of DNA methylation at gene promoters in cancer cells. Also, web-based material will be used. Seminars together with researchers will give the students the opportunity to discuss current problems within cancer research.
Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
Dag Hammarskjölds väg 20
Rudbecklaboratoriet, 751 85 UPPSALA
Telephone: +46 18 471 46 79