FutureLearn Exploring Cancer Medicines

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    Platform:
    FutureLearn
    Provider:
    University of Leeds
    Length:
    2 weeks
    Effort:
    2 hours/week
    Cost:
    Free
    Language:
    English
    Credentials:
    Paid Certificate Available
    Part of:
    Preparing for University Courses - FutureLearn
    Overview
    This course will introduce you to the topic of cancer chemotherapy, and how the development of effective medications for the treatment of cancer remains a significant challenge to scientists.

    You will research the use and development of cancer medicines, focusing on chemotherapy. In addition, through an exploration of how science is communicated to the general public, you will also look at the skills you need to become an effective science writer.

    This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

    What topics will you cover?
    • The history of cancer medicines with a focus on cancer chemotherapy.
    • The sources of information to use when researching cancer medicines.
    • Important developments that led to the discovery of modern chemotherapeutics.
    • How developments in cancer medicines are reported in the news.
    • Modern perspectives of cancer chemotherapy.
    • An overview of new approaches to cancer treatment.
    • Telling the story: research and write a blog post about future directions in cancer medicines.

    Taught by
    Richard Foster and Paul Taylor

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