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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

This module aims to equip the student with detailed knowledge and understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in cancer development. This will include the ways in which interrogation of a person’s own genome and the genome of tumour cells can facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This module covers the molecular mechanisms that underlie cancer development, growth and metastasis, and the differences between different cancers. It will explore the different molecular and cellular actions of anti-cancer treatments, the genomic factors affecting response and resistance to treatment, and the research approaches to anti-cancer drug design and development. Broad situations which confer a high cancer risk to a person and/or to other members of the same family will be discussed in the context of how genomic information may be integrated into cancer screening programmes.

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Fees and funding

The fee for 2021-22 will be £1,250 for Home students and for £3,134 for overseas students.

HEE funding is available for NHS staff wishing to apply to study Genomic Medicine at The University of Cambridge for study of individual modules or modules as part of a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or part-time Masters in Genomic Medicine.  Limited funding is also available for those wishing to extend their study from a Postgraduate Certificate or 4 modules to a Postgraduate Diploma or MSt. All funding is subject to availability.

Prospective students wishing to apply for HEE funding should apply for their course place in the first instance. If you are eligible for Health Education England [HEE] funding then your application for funding is made via the University and not directly to HEE.  If you receive a conditional offer of a place, we (the University) will confirm the amount of HEE funding we can offer. With your permission we will then share your details with HEE so that they can progress and approve your funding allocation. There is a useful funding application procedure flowchart on the HEE website here, click the ‘funding rules’ tab under each module description.

HEE funding is limited and only available for modules before the end of March 2022. You should make your application to us as swiftly possible in order to secure a place on the module(s) of your choice and secure any available funding.

Course dates

07 Feb 2022 to 11 Feb 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

10 Jan 2022

Course fee

Home: £1,250
Overseas: £3,134

Programme director

Venue

Various locations
Cambridge
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

15 credits at Master of Studies

Course code

MOD4CR