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Cancer Diagnostics (MEDI90093)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMEDI90093
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There is now a vast array of diagnostic tools and techniques available to clinicians to aid in cancer diagnosis. In this subject, students will learn the indications, mechanisms and utility of each of these diagnostic tools. Students will also learn about the best practice diagnostic pathways that exist to facilitate accurate, efficient and cost-effective cancer diagnostics.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the diagnostic imaging tools and techniques available, their appropriate indications and limitations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the pathological tests, including molecular and genomic approaches, that are used to diagnose and classify cancers
  • Critically analyse and construct appropriate diagnostics pathways
  • Identify and evaluate the emerging technologies and techniques in cancer diagnostics

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: 13 June 2019