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Biology of Cancer | BTEC.X402

Biology of Cancer | BTEC.X402

Understanding the molecular and cellular basis of cancer is essential for the development of new therapeutic strategies and diagnostic tools. This course explores the basic biology of cancer, including the key cellular processes and players, whose alteration leads to uncontrolled cell proliferation. Topics include the pathology and genetic basis of cancer, the immune system, and the role of infectious agents and environmental carcinogens in the disease process. You'll also discuss emerging therapies and strategies for cancer prevention.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to
  • Describe the cellular and molecular basis of cancer and tumor progression
  • Discuss therapeutic strategies for the treatment or prevention of cancer.
  • Demonstrate research skills and be able to search current Internet resources and databases for genes involved in cancer.

Topics Include

  • Cellular and molecular biology of cancer
  • Developing independent research and designing therapeutic strategies.

Necessary Knowledge

  • To be successful in this class all students should have working knowledge of Google Workspace or Microsoft Office, proper email etiquette, and an essential understanding of Canvas.

Additional Information

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Professional Credit

CA BRN/LVN Credit--Provider #CEP13114.
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Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Quarter Units Cost Instructor
05-06-2023 to 05-27-2023 2.0 $760

Sreenivasan Paruthiyil


Final Date To Enroll: 05-06-2023


Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 05-06-2023 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 05-13-2023 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 05-20-2023 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 05-27-2023 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE