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Titel Obesity - basic science, clinical and epidemiological aspects
Kursnummer 2498
Program Metabolism och endokrinologi
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2017-10-23 -- 2017-10-27
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte 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.
Kursens lärandemål 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
Kursens innehåll 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.
Arbetsformer The course will be based on lectures, work in small seminar groups and demonstration of surgery of obesity.
Obligatoriska moment Presence at lectures, group work and demonstration is mandatory. Absence must be compensated by a written task.
Examination Written examination
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Handouts and current papers in the field of obesity.
Antal studenter 10 - 20
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 will take place at Danderyds University Hospital.
Ytterligare kursledare
Tidigare omdöme av kursen omdöme
Kursansvarig Erik Näslund
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus
Kontaktpersoner Daniel Berglind
Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap


Richard Marsk
Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Danderyds sjukhus