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Titel Nanotoxicology - potential risks of engineered nanomaterials to human health and the environment
Kursnummer 2669
Program Miljöfaktorer och hälsa
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2017-09-18 -- 2017-09-22
Kursansvarig institution Institutet för miljömedicin
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The purpose of the course is to provide the students with an understanding of the potential toxicity of nanomaterials and how the toxicity is studied.
Kursens lärandemål At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
- describe and explain the basic principles nanotoxicology
- discuss in vitro and in vivo (eco)toxicological approaches to support risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials for human health and the environment
Kursens innehåll The course will include the following major topics: epidemiological studies of adverse health effects of particles; introduction to material sciences (physico-chemical characterization of nanomaterials); (eco)-toxicological studies (in vitro and in vivo assessment of nano materials and in silico or modeling approaches for predictive nanotoxicology); and risk assessment of nanomaterials for human health, as well as regulatory/legislative issues related to nanomaterial safety. The course will also provide some examples of the potential applications of the nanotechnologies for clinical applications (nanomedicine).
Arbetsformer The course consists of lectures including invited lectures by well-renowned national and international scientists, group seminars and/or journal clubs sessions.
Obligatoriska moment Participation in group seminars and Journal Club sessions is compulsory. Absence can be compensated with an individual task.
Examination Examination is in the form of a written assignment and/or oral presentation.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Bengt Fadeel, Antonio Pietroiusti & Anna Shvedova, Editors, Adverse Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials: Exposure, Toxicology and Impact on Human Health (Elsevier, 1st edition 2012; 2nd edition 2017). Hand-outs and articles for journal clubs and group sessions as distributed during the course.
Antal studenter 8 - 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 is given at KI Campus Solna.
Ytterligare kursledare Course director: Bengt Fadeel, Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet.
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Kursansvarig Bengt Fadeel
Institutet för miljömedicin

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Kontaktpersoner Johanna Bergman
Institutet för miljömedicin


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