Course catalogue doctoral education - HT19

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Title Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
Course number 2916
Programme Kardiovaskulär forskning
Language English
Credits 0.6
Date 2019-03-14 -- 2019-04-04
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Specific entry requirements Undergraduate study in medicine or biomedicine
Purpose of the course To provide an overview of diabetes epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment options in a cardiovascular perspective.
Intended learning outcomes The participants should after the course
1. be able to show a good insight into the pathophysiological mechanisms linking diabetes to cardiovascular disease
2. understand the prognostic influence of diabetes on cardiovascular diseases
3. show an insight in preventive measures for diabetes and cardiovascular disease
4. know how to detect and treat diabetes from a cardiovascular perspective
5. be aware of gaps in knowledge in the relation between diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Contents of the course Lectures/Seminars on the following topics: Diabetes and cardiovascular disease - why is this combination important? Screening and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Glucose lowering treatment and hypoglycemia from a cardiovascular perspective. Heart failure and diabetes. Biomarkers, genetics and epigenetics in diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures/Seminars. Debates about clinical issues. Group work. Presentation of and discussion about assigned group work.
Compulsory elements The course participants should attend all course lectures and sessions of group work and presentations/discussions. The participants who have missed some of the sessions will be assigned additional reading and essay work to compensate for the absence.
Examination In collaboration with other course participants, to prepare and present a written synopsis of a study protocol on topics given by the faculty members.
Literature and other teaching material Rydén et al. ESC guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD - summary. Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2014 May;11(3):133-73 The organizers will provide course participants with organized electronic handouts/teaching materials from all lectures.
Number of students 8 - 25
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 have three half-day lecutures and the group work during week 13. The lecture dates will be: Day 1: March 14, 2019, 13.00-16.00 Day 2: March 21, 2019, 13.00-16.00 Day 3: April 4, 2019, 13.00-16.00 Course venue: Norrbacka S2:02 (Clinical research unit, Heart and Vascular Theme), Karolinska University Hospital-Solna
Additional course leader Course organisers: Linda Mellbin, Isabelle Johansson, Lars Rydén
Earlier evaluation of the course Evaluation report
Course responsible Linda Mellbin
Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Contact person Lars Rydén
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

Nailin Li
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

Clinical Pharmacology Unit
Karolinska University Hospital-Solna