|LEVEL||05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course|
|DESCRIPTION||The teaching programme is intended to address the molecular aspect of disease. It includes an in depth review of fundamental issues on the genes involved in disease and the cellular mechanisms and signal transduction that can be targeted and/or used as informative markers of disease. In addition this study unit is intended to expand on the following issues:
1. The discovery phase; development phase and implementation of Molecular Diagnostic Services
2. The identification of biomarkers utilizing profiling of molecular signatures
3. The use of prognostic and predictive markers
5. Risk-adaptive therapy
6. The requirement for the Molecular Pathology Laboratory
The Molecular mechanisms of disease in oncology, haematological malignancies and Neurodegenerative disorders are used to illustrate the importance of molecular pathology.
Each topic will be studied at advanced level emphasizing experimental research methodology, with reference to clinical significance. Contemporary issues in molecular pathology research are given prominence.
By the end of the study-unit the student should have a critical understanding of the use of molecular technology for informed treatment decisions; an understanding of the use of molecular markers that are informative for patient classification and personalized treatment; and the phases required to set up a Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory.
1. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
Vinay Kumar, Nelso Fausto, Abul Abbas
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. ; Elsevier Saunders, c2005.
2. Educational online books: http://www.esmo.org/education/educational-books.html
|STUDY-UNIT TYPE||Lecture and Tutorial|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.