MED-B3MIN04
Cancer mechanisms and Immune defense
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusMED-B3MIN04
Studiepunten (ECTS)11
CategorieBA (Bachelor)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Medische Wetenschappen; Biomedische wetenschappen;
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
ing. J.M. Pots
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
ing. J.M. Pots
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
MIN-MADI  (04-09-2023 t/m 31-08-2024)
Aanvangsblok
MIN-MADI
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
Voorinschrijving
WachtlijstJa
PlaatsingsprocedureOp basis van loting
ToelichtingOp basis van loting
Cursusdoelen
After completion of the Minor, you will be able to:
  1. Explain or discuss the broad spectrum of cancer research and immunology in more depth.
  2. Design, perform, analyze and report biomedical research.
  3. Present scientific articles in the field of cancer research, to form your own opinion about the strengths and weaknesses of a scientific article and to provide suggestions for future research.
  4. Translate fundamental biomedical knowledge into (personalized) therapeutic applications.
Inhoud
Cancer is still an increasing problem as the number of cancer patients is predicted to increase by 70% over the next two decades according to the World Health Organization. Insight in cancer development, therapies, and prevention is rapidly increasing making cancer research a leading field in biomedical life sciences. This Minor deals with all aspects of cancer from a molecular/cellular, clinical and population point of view with focus on the translation from bench to bedside. Themes that are included in this Minor are: molecular basis of cancer, anti-tumor immune responses, cancer diagnostics and screening, and treatment modalities.

An essential part of the educational format of the Minor will be in the form of small workgroups (consisting of 3-5 students) that will design, perform and present scientific cancer research. The module offers personalized education through multiple possibilities to select your own preferences (i.e. focus on more molecular, translational or clinical, cancer topics). The students will be challenged to come up with ideas that may improve research. This Minor will provide basic insight in scientific knowledge and tools in cancer research, thus preparing a solid basis for the Bachelor internship in Pathobiology, Human Genetics, Tumor Immunology and cancer cell biology.

Relation
This Minor builds on prior molecular, cell biological, genetic and immunological knowledge provided in the Bachelor’s programs for Biomedical Sciences and Medicine.

Key words
Cancer research, molecular biology, immunology, cancer diagnostics, cancer treatment, cell biological techniques.

Study path
This Minor contains plenary and interactive lectures, practical laboratory work including report writing, literature study, presentations, self-study assignments and grant proposal writing.

Examination
Assessment consists of five parts (each must be graded at least 5.5 or ‘Pass’ to pass the course):
  • Midterm exam, mainly open questions (Individual; weight 20%)
  • Grant proposal, written proposal + oral presentation (Group; weight 20%)
  • Journal Club presentations (Group; weight 20%)
  • Portfolio (Individual; 10%)
  • Final exam, open questions (Individual; weight 30%)
Literature
This Minor builds on background information in:
▪ Baynes / Dominiczak: Medical Biochemistry (5th ed., 2019)
▪ Alberts / Hopkin / Johnson / Morgan / Raff / Roberts / Walter: Essential Cell Biology (5th ed., 2019)
▪ Turnpenny PD, Ellard S: Emery's elements of medical genetics (15th ed., 2017)

▪ Parham: The Immune System (4th ed., 2014)
Links to additional study material (reviews, primary research papers) will be provided via Brightspace.

Required background (Voorkennis)
If you have a study background other than Biomedical Sciences or Medicine (RU), please contact the coordinator (jeanette.pots@radboudumc.nl ) prior to the registration moment for additional information in order to make a well-considered choice.

Remarks
For questions please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator (jeanette.pots@radboudumc.nl ).

 
Werkvormen
Werkgroep

Toetsen
End-term; open questions
Weging30
ToetsvormTentamen
GelegenhedenBlok MIN-MADI, Blok MIN-MADI

Mid-term; MC and/or open questions
Weging20
ToetsvormTentamen
GelegenhedenBlok MIN-MADI, Blok MIN-MADI

Journal club presentations
Weging20
ToetsvormPresentatie
GelegenhedenBlok MIN-MADI, Blok MIN-MADI

Opmerking
weging toetsvorm: 10% JC1 + 10% JC2

Grant proposal & pitch
Weging20
ToetsvormVerslag
GelegenhedenBlok MIN-MADI, Blok MIN-MADI

Opmerking
weging toetsvorm: 15% verslag + 5% pitch

Portfolio
Weging10
ToetsvormPortfolio
GelegenhedenBlok MIN-MADI, Blok MIN-MADI

Practical course
Weging0
ToetsvormPracticum
GelegenhedenBlok MIN-MADI, Blok MIN-MADI