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Basics of Neoplasia

A course that helps you to learn and understand the types, nomenclature, causes and spread of various types of cancers.

Course Code 1_313
Category Undergraduate
Duration 4 hours 05 mins
Language English

Sample Lecture


About the Course

Neoplasia refers to an abnormal growth of tissue and cancer refers to malignant neoplasia. The word cancer strikes fear in a patient hearing it for the first time, as cancer is one of the most dreadful diseases causing tremendous social distress, psychological suffering and affliction to the patients and their families. It becomes imperative for us to understand the mechanisms underlying the origin of neoplasm in order to find an effective cure to eliminate this awful disease forever.

Against this backdrop, we have designed a course that gives you an overview of the basics of neoplasia, covering topics like the basic cell cycle, abnormalities in cell division causing various types of neoplasia through mechanisms such as hypertrophy, hyperplasia, dysplasia, carcinoma in situ etc. The causes of cancers namely, chemical, biological, physical and genetic along with various risk factors and risk groups are discussed in detail. An overview of various cancers like carcinoma, sarcoma, hamartoma, and teratoma is also given. Finally, spread of tumours including the types of spread and different propensities of different cancers to spread differently are all neatly presented.

Target Audience

Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.

Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.

Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy.

Postgraduate students – Oncology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Hepatology, Gyneacology, General medicine, Family medicine, MD/MSc/PhD Pathology.

Course Delivery Format

This course is delivered entirely online. It consists of a series of comprehensive lectures by a professor in the subject, appropriately annotated with slides, animations and wherever necessary, interactive content. The delivery offers tremendous flexibility. You may pause a teacher while you refer to your textbooks (not includes) and to take notes. You may also rewind a segment to listen to the teacher again or you may skip a slide or two if you already know that bit. You may bookmark a segment that you wish to return to later, maybe to refresh just before your exams.  While the lessons in this course may be arranged in a particular order based on our curriculum, you have the flexibility to take them in order of your preference based on your personalized learning needs.


While this course is to help you learn the subject from an online faculty, it may help you in several ways even if you are already enrolled in some medical, dental or paramedical school. Many of our students felt that the format in which this course is delivered has helped them to cope up against the fast-paced lectures in actual class – it’s like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher. Animations help understand concepts better by making concepts easy to understand… and difficult to forget.

S.No Topics Duration
1 Introduction to Neoplasia 0:40:23
2 Nomenclature of Tumors 0:49:08
3 Genes and Cancer 0:49:46
4 Ionising Radiation 0:40:22
5 Spread of Tumors 0:31:07
6 Carcinogenesis 0:34:11

Dr. A.S. Ramaswamy
Assistant Professor
PES Institute of Medical Sciences Research Institute

Dr. Shirish Vadodkar
Asst. Professor
Bhaskar Medical College

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Akash Goenkar

Andhra Govt Medical College

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