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Biomedical Sciences CPPD modules

The Biomedical Sciences department also offer a number of Continuing Personal and Professional Development courses to develop and extend your skills.

Click on the links below to find out more about the modules we offer and how to apply:

Research Planning - BB5501

Course code

PGASSBB5501FTD

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start date

January, September

Credits

15     

Fee

£695

Assessment

Oral presentation/poster; 3000 word research proposal

Full course

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Module details

This module aims to develop knowledge and critical awareness of various research methods and appropriate methods of data analysis. You will enhance your skills of designing and evaluating research studies and data presentation.

Contact details

biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

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Clinical Cytogenetics - BB5502

Course code

PGASSBB5502FTD

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start date

January, September

Credits

15     

Fee

£695

Assessment

2,000 word lab report

Full course

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Module details

This module will teach up-to-date practical technologies, methodologies and skills used in clinical cytogenetic laboratories.

Main topics of study:

  • the technologies and methodologies used in modern cytogenetics and their application in clinical diagnosis
  • problem solving within FISH methodology
  • analysis and interpretation of digital images
  • presentation of clinical data
  • working effectively in groups using good laboratory practice.

Contact details

biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

 

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Cytogenetics and Cancer - BB5512

Course code

PGASSBB5512FTD

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start date

January, September

Credits

15     

Fee

£695

Assessment

Oral presentation/ poster; 3000 word research proposal

Full course

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Module details

This module will teach up-to-date practical technologies, methodologies and skills used in clinical cytogenetics for the diagnosis of cancer.

Main topics of study:

  • prenatal, postnatal and acquired chromosomal abnormalities
  • clinical sample type and referral reasons
  • karyotyping; genetic counselling and ethical issues
  • ethics associated with genomic studies
  • methodology of fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH)
  • diagnostic applications of FISH
  • other molecular techniques used in clinical cytogenetics and diagnosis including multi-colour FISH, Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH), Microarray CGH
  • modern day light and fluorescence microscopy
  • digital imaging; fluorescence image analysis
  • FISH data analysis.

Contact details

biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

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Genomic Technologies - BB5503

Course code

PGASSBB5503FTD

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start date

January, September

Credits

15     

Fee

£695

Assessment

20% log book demonstrating practical competencies; 80% practical report

Full course

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Module details

This module aims to provide an understanding of the modern biotechnology in both genomics and proteomics, especially the application of microarray technology.

Main topics of study:

  • general knowledge of genomic and proteomic technology
  • microarrary technology
  • transgenic technology
  • drug discovery technology
  • RNA interference technology.

Contact details

biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

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Genomic Technologies and Cancer Research - BB5513

Course code

PGASSBB5513FTD

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start date

January, September

Credits

15     

Fee

£695

Assessment

20% log book demonstrating practical competencies; 80% practical report

Full course

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Module details

This module aims to provide an understanding of the modern biotechnology in functional genomics and cancer biology.

Main topics of study include:

  • general knowledge of genomic and proteomic technology
  • microarrary technology
  • transgenic technology
  • drug discovery technology
  • RNA interference technology.

Contact details

biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

 

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Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease - BB5504

Course code

PGASSPY5504FTD

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start date

January, September

Credits

30    

Fee

 £1,395

Assessment

30% coursework; 70% end of semester exam

Full course

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Module details

This module aims to provide an understanding of the principles and current knowledge of the signalling pathways that are misregulated in a variety of human diseases. Attention will be given to how knowledge of these signalling pathways and their targets can be used in therapeutic intervention in human disease.

Main topics of study:

  • signalling pathways resulting from activation of membrane, intracellular or nuclear receptors including G-Protein coupled receptor signalling
  • Wnt signalling
  • JAK/STAT signalling and cytokine signalling
  • steroid signalling.

Contact details

biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

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Intracellularn Signalling and Cancer - BB5514

Course code

PGASSBB5514FTD

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start date

January, September

Credits

30    

Fee

 £1,215

Assessment

30% coursework; 70% end of semester exam

Full course

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Module details

This module aims to provide an understanding of the principles and current knowledge of the cellular signalling pathways that are misregulated in human cancers. Attention will be given to how knowledge of these signalling pathways and their targets can be used in therapeutic intervention in human cancer.

Main topics of study:

  • signalling pathways resulting from activation of membrane, intracellular or nuclear receptors including G-Protein coupled receptor signalling
  • Wnt signalling
  • JAK/STAT signalling and cytokine signalling
  • steroid signalling.

Contact details

biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

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Genomic and Molecular Medicine - BB5505

Course code

PGASSBB5505FTD

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start date

January, September

Credits

30    

Fee

 £1,395

Assessment

30% coursework; 70% exam

Full course

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Module details

This module will introduce you to the principles of translating the knowledge generated through the human genome project into clinical practice.

Main topics of study:

  • organization of the human genome: recent advances; Hap-Map project; genome wide association studies (GWAS); specific examples of recent use of GWAS to study human diseases
  • exploring molecular mechanisms of human genetic disease arising as a result of dysfunctional DNA damage responses
  • mouse models of human diseases resulting from dysfunctional DNA damage responses
  • telomere maintenance and human disease
  • mouse genome project
  • principles of gene therapy.

Contact details

biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

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The Biology, Genetics and treatment of Human Cancer - BB5506

Course code

PGASSBB5506FTD

Module mode of attendance

Full-Time

Start date

January, September

Credits

30    

Fee

 £1,215

Assessment

30% coursework; 70% end of term exam

Full course

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Module details

This module aims to provide a detailed understanding of cancer to include the epidemiology and causes of cancer, diagnosis and treatment. The module will provide detailed information of the genetic basis of cancer and demonstrate how the genome project has led to novel treatments for the disease.

Main topics of study:

  • the multistage nature of cancer
  • oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes and specific metabolic pathways
  • epidemiology of cancer
  • principles of cancer diagnosis
  • basic methods of cancer chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery
  • the role of translational research in cancer genetics and therapy – development of new therapies
  • the causes, genetics and treatment of breast, colon and melanoma as specific models.

Contact details

biosciences@brunel.ac.uk

 

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