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Title Obesity - basic science, clinical and epidemiological aspects
Course number 2498
Program Metabolism och endokrinologi
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2017-10-23 -- 2017-10-27
Responsible KI department Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course This course will enable the doctoral student to acquire the necessary knowledge to integrate clinical and research knowledge and understanding, competence and skills, judgement and approach in the field of obesity in order to facilitate a role as a future scientist and/or clinician in this field.
Learning outcomes At the end of the course the students should be able to:

1, Discuss different hypothesis and theories concerning the pathogenesis of obesity
2, Discuss occurrence of obesity and co-morbid diseases in society
3, Discuss current treatment methods of obesity and effects of these treatments on co-morbid diseases
4, Discuss methods to prevent obesity and methods used to evaluate effects of treatment and prevention
5, To relate clinical and public health aspects of obesity to research aspects of obesity
Contents of the course The course is to give an overview of obesity in society, pathogenesis and current treatment methods. These clinical examples will be used to demonstrate how one can design various research projects related to obesity and co-morbid disease; pre-clinical, clinical, epidemiological and preventive projects.
Teaching and learning activities The course will be based on lectures, work in small seminar groups and demonstration of surgery of obesity.
Compulsory elements Presence at lectures, group work and demonstration is mandatory. Absence must be compensated by a written task.
Examination Written examination
Literature and other teaching material Handouts and current papers in the field of obesity.
Number of students 10 - 20
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 will take place at Danderyds University Hospital.
Additional course leader
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Erik Näslund
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
086555017
Erik.Naslund@ki.se
Contact person Daniel Berglind
Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap

Daniel.Berglind@ki.se


Richard Marsk
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus

richard.marsk@ki.se