At all levels we aim to encourage interactive rather than didactic learning and lecturing. Therefore, in addition to assembling and learning facts you will also be encouraged to consider some of the philosophical challenges which underlie the treatment of cancer.
The Clinical Oncology (Part Time) programme from University of Birmingham is studied part time over 2.5 years and includes a taught element plus a work place based dissertation. During the first year you normally study 4 taught modules (5 weeks of attendance), whilst in the second year you normally study 3 taught modules (3 weeks of attendance) plus start your dissertation. The programme however is intended to be flexible and other patterns of study are permitted (please discuss with the programme lead (Dr Jean Assender). In particular it is possible to just initially complete some of the modules as standalone CPD modules and then later decide to apply and covert these to a PG Diploma or MSc qualification on completion of the remaining requirements.
Why study this course?
Birmingham is a major centre for cancer treatment, both adult and paediatric, is home to the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre, part of the 100,000 genomes project, led from University Hospital Birmingham and has a CRUK Cancer Centre which was re-established at the University of Birmingham in 2017.
The aim of this programme is to give you a scientific understanding of the cellular basis of cancer. We will then discuss how understanding the molecular pathology of the disease can help in stratifying patients to personalised cancer therapeutic approaches and disease management.
- is run at the Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre
- draws on expertise from staff within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and clinical staff from Birmingham hospitals plus invited speakers from across the country
- meets the training requirements of the FRCR part I exams
- can contribute towards career development and open up further career progression opportunities
- can be tailored to suit your own interests by selecting from a choice of optional modules
- has part-time or full-time versions available
- Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer
- Research Methods and Statistics
- Molecular Pathology in Stratified Cancer Medicine
- Cancer Therapy
- Perioperative management of oncology patients undergoing surgery
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before , International
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- As this is a course focused around professional practice it is essential that you have at least six months experience working in an oncology environment. This may include experience in medicine, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, nursing, radiography, clinical trials, scientific research, veterinary medicine, biostatistics and other related disciplines.
- You will also need an undergraduate degree in a suitable subject. This could include, but is not restricted to, the following fields: bioscience, medicine, radiography, veterinary medicine or relevant and equivalent experience/professional qualifications.
International12870 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12870 GBP per year
National4905 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4905 GBP per year
- UK: £3,270
- International: £8,580
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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