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Title Hypertension
Course number 2983
Program Kardiovaskulär forskning
Language English
Credits 1.0
Date 2017-09-21 -- 2017-10-05
Responsible KI department Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
Specific entry requirements Undergraduate study in medicine or biomedicine
Purpose of the course To understand the key role of vascular function in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, and why uncontrolled blood pressure is the most important cause of premature death.
Learning outcomes This course module will focus on clinical hypertension research and the importance of translational medicine, including experimental studies and clinical trials.

At the end of the course the participants should be able to show 1) good understanding of the physiology of blood pressure control and the pathophysiology of hypertension; 2) good knowledge of current clinical management of hypertension; 3) knowledge of the current challenges and potential improvements in clinical care and drug developments in hypertension; and 4) critical reading of publications on hypertension research.
Contents of the course Physiology and pathophysiology of hypertension, including neurohormonal regulatory mechanisms. Interactions between the CNS, heart, vessels, and kidneys. How to measure blood pressure, and to assess vascular and endothelial function, and hypertensive heart disease. Antihypertensive drug treatment, target blood pressure, and effects on outcome. How to assess target organ damage. Use of registers in hypertension research.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures, seminars, and discussions in groups. Journal club sessions. Presentation and discussion of assigned group work.
Compulsory elements The participants must attend the sections of presentations and discussion of the assigned group work.
Examination All participants will give individual presentations of assigned group work at the end of the course module; and each student will be accordingly assessed on the intended learning outcomes.
Literature and other teaching material The organizers of the course module will provide participants with handouts from presentations and with relevant literature.
Number of students 8 - 25
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information The course activities will be at Danderyd University Hospital (lecture rooms located in building 18, floor 5) on September 21 and 28, and October 5, all at 13:00-17:00. Assigned group work to be done between these three dates. Total course module length is 3 days.

This course is one module within the Cardiovascular Research (CVR) programme at Karolinska Institutet.

The linked course evaluation report refers to the previous course 2922 (0,6 hp).
Additional course leader
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Thomas Kahan
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
08 123 568 61
Thomas.Kahan@ki.se
Contact person Nina Ringart
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
08-123 564 12
nina.ringart@ki.se


Nailin Li
Institutionen för medicin, Solna
08-51773996
Nailin.Li@ki.se

Clinical Pharmacology Unit
Karolinska University Hospital-Solna
17176
Stockholm