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Cancer Pharmacology

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Buckinghamshire New University
Faculty of Society & Health - Uxbridge Campus

Newcastle University
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200 hours over 16 weeks
Postgraduate (Online)
Health Professionals
Online / Distance Learning Course

Drugs used in the treatment of cancer are discussed in typical therapeutic scenarios.  The students are also introduced to some basic principles of pharmacology.

Module Aims:
• Understand the clinical context of chemotherapy in relation to other treatment modalities
• Recognise the influence of cellular and systemic pharmacology on drug action.
• Understand the mechanisms of action of the major chemotherapeutic agents
• Evaluate the development of chemotherapeutic agents and their present and future potential
• Analyse advances in novel approaches to cancer treatment
• Recognise the toxicities and morbidity produced by chemotherapeutic/endocrine and biological treatments, and their relationship to pharmacology.
• Evaluate the introduction of new agents

Topics covered:

Basic principles of Pharmacology
Chemotherapeutic agents in their therapeutic context
Principles of drug resistance
Chemotherapeutic agents in the context of their mechanisms of action.

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