Cancer Research

 

SPECIALIZATION

OVERVIEW

 

This Specialization will equip you with the knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of cancer, immunology, and cancer therapeutics such as gene editing. To stay competitive in the field of cancer research, universities and organizations need qualified cancer experts with knowledge and understanding of cancer biology and therapeutics who use cutting-edge methods like gene editing. This 16-week Specialization is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to apply in cancer research. It will train you to perform research in an international research environment. Through the virtual internship programme, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills required to participate in cancer and immunology research. This Specialization aims to provide knowledge of cancer biology and advances in cancer therapeutics.

KEY FACTS

 

Start Date: 30 Mar 2024

Places: 03

Duration: 4 months (16 weeks)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 5-7 hours per week

Fees: £419

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson admin@camcid.org

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES

 

  • Gain an understanding of cancer biology and Immunology fundamentals
  • You will be able to understand the molecular basis of cancer therapeutics such as gene editing
  • Learn about the biology behind ZFN, TALENS, and CRISPR
  • Develop critical thinking skills to cancer biology knowledge in research

  • Engage in research tasks related to cancer biology and therapeutics

PROGRAMME CONTENT

 

The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.

 

  • Part 1: PCert - Cancer Biology and Immunology Research (4 modules): This 4-week Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you the knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of cancer. It will provide you with the skills to participate in cancer research projects. This course is designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the intricate relationship between cancer biology and immunology. Participants will delve into the mechanisms underlying cancer development, progression, and the pivotal role played by the immune system in detecting and combating cancer cells. The course equips learners with a solid foundation in both cancer biology and immunology, fostering a comprehensive understanding of how these fields intersect. Further details are mentioned on the PCert - Cancer Biology and Immunology Research page.

 

  • Part 2: PCert - Cancer Research and Therapeutics (4 modules): This PCert course will provide you with knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of cancer therapeutics such as gene editing. This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of groundbreaking genome editing technologies: ZFN, TALENs, and CRISPR. Participants will explore the principles behind these technologies and their applications in therapeutics. The course aims to equip learners with the knowledge required to navigate the rapidly evolving field of genome editing for therapeutic purposes. Further details are mentioned on PCert - Cancer Research and Therapeutics page.

 

  • Part 3: Researchers Training Programme (4 weeks): This unique 4-week online training programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in your career as a researcher in Biomedical Science. Engage in research activities, exploring ethical challenges and making research presentations. Develop problem-solving skills to identify and address challenges related to academic research. Further details are mentioned on the Researchers Training Programme page.

 

  • Part 4: Virtual Internship - Research Training (4 weeks): This 4 weeks of virtual training will provide you with research skills through research-based tasks and online guidance during the tasks. You will participate in research activities (tasks and analysis) and apply your knowledge of cancer biology and immunology in research. Develop critical thinking skills to work in an international research environment. You will engage in research skills development tasks to stay current with evolving technologies and applications in the field of Cancer Research. Further details are mentioned on the Research Training in Cancer Immunotherapy Research page.

Entry Requirements

 

  • This specialization starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid and advanced levels. However, prior research experience or knowledge is not required.
  • This specialization is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.).
  • All our online courses are taught in English. Therefore, you must have good English language skills.

Certificate of Completion

 

After completing all the parts of this Specialization, you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion and a virtual internship at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Career Opportunities

 

This specialization is designed to aid professional development in the field of cancer biology, immunology, gene editing in cancer research, and/or cancer therapeutics research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change your career direction, for example, into a cancer researcher. Studying our Specialization in Cancer Research programme can open up a wide range of career opportunities in both research and applied settings. Here are several career paths that individuals with expertise in this field may pursue:

 

  • Cancer Research Scientist/Researcher
  • Immunologist
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator (Oncology)
  • Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical Industry Scientist
  • Cancer Genetic Counselor
  • Research Assistant
  • Bioinformatics Specialist
  • Medical Affairs Specialist (Oncology)
  • Public Health Specialist in Oncology
  • Entrepreneur in Biotech Startups

 

Studying cancer biology and immunology provides a strong foundation for various careers that aim to advance our understanding of cancer and improve treatment outcomes. Whether in academia, industry, or healthcare, individuals with this expertise play a crucial role in the ongoing fight against cancer.

Design AND Delivery

 

This online programme is delivered on our virtual learning platform (Moodle). The programme is self-paced and it can be completed on your schedule within programme's duration. The programme includes recorded lectures, templates, learning material, ebooks, and research-based tasks. It is designed by the CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from international universities).

May include additional material from our partners.

Fees and Funding

 

UK and International: £419 (including electronic certificate and virtual internship).