|Course code module||3BGEN-05|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:||faculty decision|
Basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, cytology and histology, medical chemistry and biochemistry
all courses of Ba1
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
A. General aspects
Study aim 1. You can define the symptoms of tumor growth.
Study aim 2. You can define tumor cell growth.
Study aim 3. You can define invasion and metastasizing.
Study aim 4. You can define the origine of cancer.
Study aim 5. You can define the molecular-genetic aspects of cancer.
Study aim 6. You can reproduce the stromal reaction and angiogenesis in your own words.
Study aim 7. You can characterise the factors that influence the beginning of cancer.
B. Causes and frequency of cancer
Study aim 1. You know the frequency of cancer in Belgium and you can clarify the differences with foreign countries.
Study aim 2. You can make an assay of the frequency of cancer in the practice of family doctor.
Study aim 3. You can numerate the preventable cancer risks.
Study aim 4. You can tell the importance of the registration of cancer in your own words.
C. Prognosis and screening of cancer
Study aim 1. You are able to numerate the importance of screening and apply this in a given cause.
D. Diagnostics in the oncology
Study aim 1. You can understand the significance of history and physical examination for diagnosis.
Study aim 2. You can distinguish and define the quality of tests in the oncological practice.
Study aim 3. You can define, apply and illustrate the different applications of the imaging technics.
E. Surgical oncology principles
Study aim 1. You can distinguish the treatment possibilities of surgery in oncology and apply these in given examples.
F. Radiotherapeutic principles
Study aim 1. You can define, reproduce and illustrate the biological, physical and technical aspects of radiotherapy and you are aware of the role of radioprotection and radiophysics.
G. Principles of the medical anti cancer treatment
Study aim 1. You can name the different positive and negative aspects of cytotoxic chemotherapy.
Study aim 2. You can reproduce the different classes of cytotoxic drugs.
Study aim 3. You can name the working mechanisms of the major groups of cytotoxic products.
Study aim 4. You can distinguish the different forms of resistance.
Study aim 5. You can indicate the interaction between chemotherapy and tumor biology.
Study aim 6. You can classify the different forms of hormonal therapy.
Study aim 7. You can mention the difference between hormonal therapy and chemotherapy.
Study aim 8. You can explain the goals of molecular targeted treatments and numerate examples of these categories of drugs.
Study aim 9. You can explain the interaction between chemotherapy and radiotherapy and illustrate this on the basis of examples.
3. Course content
In this module the following topics are discussed: general aspects, causes and frequency of cancer, prognosis and screening of cancer, diagnostics in the oncology, surgical treatment principles in oncology, radiotherapeutic principles and principles of the medical anticancer treatment.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Supervised self-study
5. Assessment method
Exam: Multiple choice
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Handbook, powerpoint reprints
7. Recommended reading - study material
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