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Cancer Research (MEDI90086)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMEDI90086
Term 2 - Online
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The Cancer Research subject will provide students with an ability to apply research methodologies in the context of cancer. Students will learn about the structure and skills required to conduct successful research activities. There will be an introduction to a variety of methods for investigation including experimental and clinical trial design, methodology for population-based studies, ethical considerations, and statistical analyses. In addition, critical analysis of the literature will be embedded throughout the subject with exposure to the currently active areas of research in cancer.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Understand and apply the methodological and statistical principles of cancer research
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the ethical and regulatory standards that guide cancer research
  • Formulate testable hypotheses, and appropriate methodological techniques to test these hypotheses

Generic skills

  • Advanced analytic skills
  • Skills in working collaboratively with individuals, groups and organisations
  • Increased capacity to manage unfamiliar problems
  • Improved written and communication skills
  • Increased ability to work independently and be self-motivated

Last updated: 22 June 2019