Understanding Cancer at the Genetic Level

XGEN202

Stanford School of Medicine


Understanding Cancer at the Genetic Level

Description

Genetic research has been instrumental in developing leading methods used to understand the nature, scope and potential treatment of cancer. Detailed analysis of genetic alterations continues to illuminate the common and specific genetic signatures of various cancers, thereby advancing the field and providing more successful and more targeted treatment options.

This course will expose you to the cutting-edge research that offers attractive development for new anti-cancer drugs and therapeutic strategies. From the differences between sporadic and familial cancers to systemic and targeted level treatment studies, you will learn the history of cancer and how it shaped society and research today.

This course is an elective course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.

What you will learn

  • Current methods involved in cancer research
  • Differences between multiple classes of genetic mutations
  • How alterations in various cell signaling pathways can lead to different cancers
  • Genetic changes involved and required in tumorgenesis
  • Targeted therapies for the latest cancer treatments 
Time to Complete

You should expect to spend 10-18 hours to complete each course, depending on your familiarity with the topic.

For individual courses, we recommend that you designate 2-3 hours per week to watch video lectures and complete assignments in order to finish within 60 days.

Since the All-Access Plan allows you to access all courses for one year, you can determine how quickly to progress, but you must complete courses with 365 days in order to receive credit.

Certificate

You can earn the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate by successfully completing the two required and any four elective courses.  You may enroll in courses individually or  through the All-Access Plan.

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).  CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree.  CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Questions

Please contact us at 650.263.4700 or
stanford-genetics@stanford.edu

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Course Outline

All-Access Plan -  a full year to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. Revisit course materials or jump ahead – all content remains at your fingertips year-round. You also get 365 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

  • $3370
  • $75 one-time document fee

Individual Courses  - 60 days to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams., at your own pace.  You’ll also get 60 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

  • $695 per required course
  • $495 per elective course
  • $75 one-time document fee
031 Online

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Instructors:
Delivery Option:
Online
Fees:
Online Course $495.00
Notes:

Course Access
60-day access to the online course starts upon payment.

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

Final Exam
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation
Participants are required to complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.

036 All-Access Plan

Enroll Now

Delivery Option:
Online
Fees:
All Access Online Course $495.00
Notes:

Course Access
One year of access to the online course starts upon payment. The end date of a section of this course does not restrict your access to the course material.

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

Final Exam
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation
Participants are required to complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.