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Titel Current advances in atherosclerosis research
Kursnummer 2878
Program Kardiovaskulär forskning
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2018-03-08 -- 2018-04-27
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Särskild behörighet Participants should have a basic knowledge of atherosclerosis.
Kursens syfte This course will provide an historical and contemporary overview of the major discoveries in atherosclerosis research. The course is specially planned to support the PhD students in the area of cardiovascular research by giving them an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in atherosclerosis.
Kursens lärandemål At the end of the course the participant should be able to:
- Recognize the major breakthroughs that led to atherosclerosis being seen as a chronic inflammatory disease rather than a mere lipid disorder.
- Present and discuss these findings in the form of a seminar.
- Critically evaluate research papers in small groups.
- Hypothesize new therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Kursens innehåll 1 Atherosclerosis as an immune disease: Major clinical and experimental findings supporting this notion. 2 Possible approaches to investigate atherosclerosis. 3 The role of the immune system in atherosclerosis. 4 Anti-inflammatory therapies for cardiovascular disease. 5 Hot topics in atherosclerosis.
Arbetsformer The course consists of 10 half-day sessions: 5 sessions (study time) will be used by the students to prepare for the seminars (5). During each seminar one or several specific aspects of research in atherosclerosis will be studied. A typical structure for a seminar involves: - An introduction about the topic-of-interest by an invited expert. - Presenting, analyzing and discussing an assigned paper following a journal club style where everyone is expected to participate.
Obligatoriska moment All group discussions are compulsory
Examination Formative assessments will be conducted throughout the seminars. All the intended learning outcomes will be assessed. To pass the course, a participant has to: - Actively participate in the discussions during the seminars. - Present a selected publication relevant to the subject (working in small groups). - Demonstrate a true understanding of research perspectives of atherosclerosis.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Subject-specific literature (relevant cutting-edge scientific papers) will be distributed during the introduction to the course.
Antal studenter 8 - 25
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 activities (5 seminars) will take place at KI Solna Campus between March 8 and April 27.
Ytterligare kursledare Co-director of the course: Anton Gisterå (anton.gistera@ki.se)
Tidigare omdöme av kursen omdöme
Kursansvarig Andres Laguna Fernandez
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

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