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Title Clinical Research in Lipid Metabolism
Course number 2433
Programme Metabolism och endokrinologi
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2018-04-16 -- 2018-04-20
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The course constitutes an opportunity for the student to gradually increase his/her understanding of clinical research in lipid metabolism during the course of a week. The purpose of the course is to provide comprehensive as well as in depth knowledge in order for the student to be able to apply established models and methods used in this field in his/her own research.
Intended learning outcomes After the course the students will be able to describe:
1. lipid and lipoprotein metabolism
2. diseases associated with lipid metabolism and their characteristics
3. approaches available and under development for preventing or treating lipid disorders
4. models and laboratory methods used in lipid metabolism in in vivo studies
Contents of the course Overview and new developments within the field of clinical research in lipid metabolism. Emphasis will be laid on cholesterol metabolism, lipoproteins, lipoprotein receptors and on the regulation of enzymes involved in metabolism of cholesterol, bile acids, fatty acids and triglycerides. Genetic diseases and effects of diet on clinical conditions such as atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes, and gallstone disease will also be highlighted.
Teaching and learning activities The course is comprised by lectures.
Compulsory elements The lectures are mandatory. All information presented at the lectures is compulsory and will be a significant basis for the written examination. A missed lecture has to be compensated for by completing an essay in accordance with instructions of the organizers.
Examination The intended learning outcomes of the course will be assessed by a written examination on the last day of the course.
Literature and other teaching material All information presented at the lectures (oral and handouts) comprise the course literature. Furthermore, during the course scientific articles will also be given to the students.
Number of students 10 - 30
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) and 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date).
More information The course is held in English and lectures and self studies will correspond to 40 working hours (1.5 credits). The location is the Karolinska Institutet at Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge in Flemingsberg. A more detailed location will be announced in proximity to the course.
Additional course leader
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Sara Straniero
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge
Contact person Sara Straniero
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge

Ylva Bonde
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge