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Title Alzheimer's Disease: Clinical Features and Pathogenic Mechanisms
Course number 3117
Programme Neurovetenskap
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2019-03-11 -- 2019-03-15
Responsible KI department Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to give doctoral students a broad knowledge of Alzheimer's disease, covering cellular mechanisms as well as clinical features and diagnosis. Experts in the field are invited to give the lectures securing communication of up-to-date knowledge about the disease. Students will also get the opportunity to obtain deeper knowledge on specific sub-topics during the planned group assignments.
Intended learning outcomes After the course the student will have acquired up-to-date knowledge of different aspects of Alzheimer's disease from clinical symptoms and diagnosis to molecular mechanisms and future perspectives.
Contents of the course This course provides up-to-date knowledge of different aspects of Alzheimer's disease (AD) from clinical symptoms and diagnosis to molecular mechanisms and future therapeutics.
Teaching and learning activities The pedagocic framing is based on lectures by invited Swedish and international scientist that will cover the topics of clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, pathology, epidemiology, genetics, molecular mechanisms, animals models, therapeutic strategies. Group work, preparation of seminars and presentation of group work.
Compulsory elements Both lectures and group work are compulsory. Absence from any of these should be compensated for by essay(s) on the topic(s) missed, in agreement with the course director.
Examination Group examination of the topics by an examinator.
Literature and other teaching material Scientific reviews, as well as recent articles. The material will be distributed to the course participants at the beginning of the course.
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), 2) date for registration as a doctoral student (priority given to earlier registration date)
More information Schedule: Mon-Fri approx. 9-16.
This course has previously been given as 1584.
Additional course leader Maria Ankarcrona, maria.ankarcrona@ki.se
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Susanne Frykman
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
08-585 836 25
Susanne.Frykman@ki.se
Contact person Susanne Frykman
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
08-585 836 25
Susanne.Frykman@ki.se


Maria Ankarcrona
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

Maria.Ankarcrona@ki.se