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Title Regenerative Medicine: Principles to Practice
Course number 2888
Programme Utveckling och regeneration (DevReg)
Language English
Credits 3.0
Date 2018-04-04 -- 2018-06-13
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Specific entry requirements None.
Purpose of the course The overall purpose of the course is to expose students to the latest scientific findings in the field of regenerative medicine, and to provide students with skills to conceptually develop independent lines of research within collaborative international networks.
Intended learning outcomes After completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the basics of stem cell biology and provide an appreciation for novel approaches and applications in regenerative medicine. The student will be able to demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of central concepts in stem cells and critically evaluate the potential, advantages and drawbacks of different methods that are currently researched in the fields of stem cell and regenerative therapy. The student will be able to extract and integrate information from state-of-the-art lectures, scientific articles and literature search within the field.
Contents of the course The course covers principles of stem cell biology and provides an appreciation for applications in regenerative medicine. Lectures and journal club-based topics include fundamental features of stem cell platforms, as well as the use of these and other platforms in the design and development of regenerative therapies. The course will exemplify how regenerative therapies can be targeted to different organs (e.g. within the cardiovascular system and the nervous system) with particular emphasis on the state-of-the-art technologies, prospects for clinical translation and current challenges within the field. The student will be required to take an active part in this course by contributing in journal clubs and discussions related to stem cell-based regenerative medicine.
Teaching and learning activities The pedagogic frame of this course is based on lectures combined with topic-related research articles. Approximately half of the lectures will take place at KI (Huddinge and Solna campus). The other lectures will take place at Mayo Clinic and will be projected to students at KI via video conferencing. The course includes journal clubs where the students are required to present articles (written and orally), integrate the knowledge acquired from lectures and reading of the articles, and actively discuss their acquired knowledge as a group. Some journal clubs will be carried out in groups using interactive e-platforms. The examination task consists of a written report that is handed in for evaluation toward or at the completion of the course.
Compulsory elements Active participation in lectures and journal club-based discussions is mandatory. Compensation according to the instructions of the course director.
Examination The examination consists of a written report that is handed in for evaluation at the end of the course. All students are also required to peer-review another student's examination report. The individual performance of each student will be evaluated separately.
Literature and other teaching material The course literature will consist of recent original and review papers on selected topics within the field of regenerative therapy. Examples of articles: 1. Arenas E (2010) Towards stem cell replacement therapies for Parkinson's disease. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 2. Wang et al (2015) Turning terminally differentiated skeletal muscle cells into regenerative progenitors, Nature Communication. 3. Passier R et al (2008) Stem-cell-based therapy and lessons from the heart. Nature 4. Chiappini C et al (2015) Biodegradable silicon nanoneedles delivering nucleic acids intracellularly induce localized in vivo neovascularization. Nature Materials
Number of students 8 - 12
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 will be held on Wednesdays 15.00-17.00. About half the sessions will take place in the Solna campus and half the sessions in the Huddinge campus.
Additional course leader
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Natalia Landazuri
Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Contact person Natalia Landazuri
Institutionen för medicin, Solna