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Title Nanotoxicology - potential risks of engineered nanomaterials to human health and the environment
Course number 2669
Program Miljöfaktorer och hälsa
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2017-09-18 -- 2017-09-22
Responsible KI department Institutet för miljömedicin
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course 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.
Learning outcomes 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
Contents of the course 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).
Teaching and learning activities The course consists of lectures including invited lectures by well-renowned national and international scientists, group seminars and/or journal clubs sessions.
Compulsory elements 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.
Literature and other teaching material 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.
Number of students 8 - 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 is given at KI Campus Solna.
Course directors Course director: Bengt Fadeel, Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet.
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Bengt Fadeel
Institutet för miljömedicin
+46852487737
Bengt.Fadeel@ki.se

Nobels väg 13

171 77
Stockholm
Contact person Johanna Bergman
Institutet för miljömedicin

johanna.bergman@ki.se

Nobels väg 13

17177
Stockholm