How Genes Influence Cancer Development
Understand how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer and what are the diagnostics and treatments, with this online course from University of Bath.
Who is the course for?
This course is an introduction to cancer genetics and is designed to further your knowledge of the molecular basis of cancer.
It is suitable for secondary school students, considering studying medicine, nursing, or other careers in healthcare, as well as teachers who wish to learn more about cancer development.
It would also be beneficial for undergraduate students, pharmacists, nurses, and medical practitioners who want to further their understanding of the genetics and epigenetics.
This course is also suitable for cancer patients, families, and carer groups who want to explore the science behind cancer development and treatment.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Summarise the risk factors in cancer development
Explore the genetics and epigenetics of cancer, particularly the influence of genes involved in oncogenesis, apoptosis, angiogenesis and metastasis
Discuss the role of cancer stem cells and immune cells in cancer development
Explain the rationale underlying cancer therapies and the challenges in cancer treatment