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Titel Hypertension
Kursnummer 2983
Program Kardiovaskulär forskning
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.0
Datum 2017-09-21 -- 2017-10-05
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
Särskild behörighet Undergraduate study in medicine or biomedicine
Kursens syfte 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.
Kursens lärandemål 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.
Kursens innehåll 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.
Arbetsformer Lectures, seminars, and discussions in groups. Journal club sessions. Presentation and discussion of assigned group work.
Obligatoriska moment 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.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel The organizers of the course module will provide participants with handouts from presentations and with relevant literature.
Antal studenter 8 - 25
Urval av studenter 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)
Övrig 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).
Ytterligare kursledare
Tidigare omdöme av kursen omdöme
Kursansvarig Thomas Kahan
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
08 123 568 61
Kontaktpersoner Nina Ringart
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
08-123 564 12

Nailin Li
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

Clinical Pharmacology Unit
Karolinska University Hospital-Solna