subject
Intro

FutureLearn: Inside Cancer: How Genes Influence Cancer Development

 with  Momna Hejmadi

##

What is the one thing that all cancers have in common? They begin as mutant or rebel cells! In this course we will explore how changes in cancer genetics and epigenetics enables these cells to grow uncontrollably, by exploiting our blood vessels and immune system along with other systemic changes.

Finally, we will discuss how our understanding of genetics has helped both refine conventional treatments like radiation and chemotherapy, and inform the design of new treatments that can target specific proteins within cancer cells.

The course is designed as a beginner’s guide to cancer genetics and would appeal to school students, teachers, undergraduates, pharmacists, nurses, medical practitioners, or indeed anyone interested in understanding the molecular basis of cancer.

4 Student
reviews
Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Finished
Institution University of Bath
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 3 hours a week
Calendar 6 weeks long

Disclosure: To support our site, Class Central may be compensated by some course providers.

+ Add to My Courses
FAQ View All
What are MOOCs?
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These are free online courses from universities around the world (eg. Stanford Harvard MIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you.  They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

4 reviews for FutureLearn's Inside Cancer: How Genes Influence Cancer Development

Write a review
2 years ago
profile picture
Nicole S. completed this course.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
8 months ago
Renny Jelsma partially completed this course.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
2 years ago
profile picture
Shoshannah completed this course.
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO

Class Central

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Sign up for free