Course catalogue doctoral education - VT18

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Title Brain aging
Course number 2997
Program Cellbiologi och genetik
Language English
Credits 3.0
Date 2017-08-14 -- 2017-08-25
Responsible KI department Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course To increase the understanding of brain aging and its cellular and molecular mechanisms, including tools and technologies applied.
Learning outcomes Upon completion of the course, the doctoral students can describe important concepts in the cellular and molecular mechanisms relating to brain aging, describe differences between normal and pathological brain aging, and critically evaluate important methods and technologies applied in brain aging research.
Contents of the course Physiological and pathological brain aging and their cellular and molecular mechanisms; from basic neuroscience to clinical diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases and Alzheimer disease. Differences between normal and pathological brain aging. Transition from normal to pathological brain aging. Risk factors for pathological brain aging. Methods and technologies used in the study of brain aging.
Teaching and learning activities The course is organized as a summer school, which encompasses lectures, small group discussions, student presentations, participation in a scientific symposium and a scientific conference, and site visits to research laboratories.
Compulsory elements Participation in the group discussions and student presentations is mandatory. Compensation is according to the instructions of the course director.
Examination The students are examined with individual and group presentations on the course themes. Each student has to be able to show that all the learning outcomes for the course are reached.
Literature and other teaching material Recent articles in the field.
Number of students 5 - 5
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 This summer school course is jointly organized by Karolinska Institutet, King's College London, Peking University and Keio University. Note that the total number of participants is 20, with five doctoral students participating from each one of the four universities. The course takes place at Karolinska Institutet (CMB, Nobel Forum and Aula Medica).
Additional course leader The course director is Professor Masato Yasui, Keio University Japan. Contact for more information
Earlier evaluation of the course Not available
Course responsible Matti Nikkola
Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi
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