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Titel Basic inflammation
Kursnummer 2705
Program Allergi, immunologi och inflammation (Aii)
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 3.0
Datum 2018-09-17 -- 2018-10-10
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Särskild behörighet Documented knowledge about basic concepts of innate and adaptive immunity (e.g. immunology course during undergraduate education)
Kursens syfte This course will give a general and broad overview knowledge in the field of inflammation. Ability to think critically will be encouraged during discussions and group work.
Kursens lärandemål After the course, the participant will be able to: understand cellular and molecular events those underlie the initiation, progression and resolution of inflammation; to describe the principal cell types involved in inflammatory responses and their interactions, the regulation of inflammation by inflammatory mediators, and the mechanisms of resolution and tissue repair; to understand the interplay between acute and chronic inflammation in the context of chronic inflammatory diseases and describe anti-inflammatory treatment strategies.
Kursens innehåll The course provides the current concept of inflammation and consists of two parts. Part 1 will cover the basic mechanisms and mediators of inflammation (host defence peptides, coagulation, complement, alarmins, lipid mediators, the acute phase proteins, inflammatory cells), non-resolving inflammation, resolution of inflammation. Part 2 will discuss the common and specific features of inflammatory diseases (sepsis, chronic inflammatory diseases), animal models of inflammation, role of genetic and environmental factors, anti-inflammatory treatment. At the end of the course the students will present projects and write web-based exam.
Arbetsformer Lectures, journal clubs, small-group work with a project, discussions and the project presentation, studying the course literature. The course is full-time for six days separated into two parts and also includes the non-scheduled time (32h) between the parts for the project work including meetings with mentors and the course literature studies.
Obligatoriska moment The project work, student attendance at the project presentations and the web-based exam are mandatory.
Examination Oral presentations of the small-group projects, all students have to participate actively in the presentation and discussion. Web-based written exam on the course content.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Chapters of Book Fundamentals of Inflammation (Cambridge University Press) and published review state-of-the-art articles within the relevant research area will be distributed at the start of the course.
Antal studenter 8 - 40
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 run in two blocks. First 3 days of introduction and lectures 17-19 september 2018. Then 2.5 weeks project/group work, followed by 3 days of lectures and presentation of group work.
Ytterligare kursledare Course responsible: Cecilia Aulin, cecilia.aulin@ki.se Mia Olsson, mia.olsson@ki.se
Tidigare omdöme av kursen Not available
Kursansvarig Cecilia Aulin
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

cecilia.aulin@ki.se
Kontaktpersoner Cecilia Aulin
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

cecilia.aulin@ki.se


Mia Olsson
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

mia.olsson@ki.se