This M.Sc. program in Translational Oncology will provide high-quality training for basic scientists and clinicians in the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer. A major focus of the programme is the cellular and molecular basis of cancer. The course also covers the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of site specific cancers, and all aspects of cancer treatment from standard therapies to 'individualised' molecular targeted and immune-based therapies. The focus of the course is research led teaching in aspects of translational cancer research.
This innovative M.Sc. program in Translational Oncology is aimed at scientists and doctors who wish to: develop their research skills, broaden their expertise in oncology, develop advanced knowledge in specific areas of scientific, translational and clinical oncology. This course will offer an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to specifically train in translational oncology. Modules are taught using a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory practicals. Lectures are provided by leaders in the field of translational oncology from both scientific and medical backgrounds. The modules include Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer, Disease-Specific Cancers: Scientific and Clinical Perspectives, Tumour Immunology, Radiation, Chemotherapy and Molecular Targeted Therapies,Cancer Epigenetics, Gene Regulation and Stem Cells,
Clinical Trials and Health Economics, Oncology Research Skills and Statistics,Obesity, Metabolism and Physical Activity, Drug Development from Discovery to Commercialization, Cellular and Genomic Instability and Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Toxicity. Students will be required to submit a dissertation based on a research project conducted in one of the many oncology groups located within or affiliated with Trinity College Dublin and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute.