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Titel Cytokines in inflammation
Kursnummer 1626
Program 1-Ingår i flera program
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 3.0
Datum 2019-03-18 -- 2019-03-29
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Särskild behörighet Basic knowledge in immunology corresponding to course 2302 is required
Kursens syfte The aim of the course is to provide an increased understanding of the function of cytokines in the context of a healthy immune system and in different disease contexts.
Kursens lärandemål At the end of the course the participant should be able to:
- select adequate experimental methods to analyse cytokines based on specific scientific questions.
- understand the relevance of cytokines in the context of their research project.
- compare and contrast the function of cytokines in different organs and different diseases.
- explain how a disease can be treated with drugs targeting cytokines.
- hypothesize future treatment of a disease, where the modification of a cytokine pattern is the target.
Kursens innehåll Learning the function of cytokines in immunologic networks and the measurement of cytokine responses
Arbetsformer The course is partly theoretical, partly practical, where lectures, research seminars and laboratory demonstrations are integrated. Time is also allocated for discussing lab results and the content of the lectures.
Obligatoriska moment Practical sessions are compulsory, unless stated that they are not. Absence from compulsory practical sessions cannot be compensated for, but absence from one theoretical session can be compensated for in subsequent course sessions.
Examination The participant has to: - actively participate in the discussions during the course and show that the learning outcomes of the course are reached by the end of the course - prepare a group presentation of a selected topic on the course's content and in the context of their own research project. The presentations will be evaluated by the course organisers. Every student will be assessed individually.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Subject-specific literature (relevant cutting-edge scientific papers) will be distributed during the course. For basic immunological knowledge one of the following textbooks should be referred to for information regarding different cell types and cytokines: 'The Immune System' - Parham; 'Immunobiology' - Janeway; 'Immunology' - Kuby
Antal studenter 15 - 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 This is not a basic course of immunology. Location: KI campus Solna. Time: 09.00-16.00 all days. Course content includes lectures and research seminars from invited experts and KI experts, and local staff are also involved in practical work. The course is given jointly by the doctoral programmes Allergy, immunology and inflamation (Aii) and Cardiovascular Research. See: https://ki.se/en/staff/doctoral-programmes.
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Kursansvarig Khaled Amara
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

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Institutionen för medicin, Solna


Khaled Amara
Institutionen för medicin, Solna