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Titel Positron emission tomography imaging of the CNS
Kursnummer 2362
Program Neurovetenskap
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2019-03-18 -- 2019-03-22
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The course is aimed at understanding the principles of PET, the methodology used for neuroreceptor imaging and quantification, as well as to get insight in important research ongoing in the field and in the clinical applications of PET.
Kursens lärandemål On completion of the course the students will be able to explain the basic outcome measures obtained from PET studies, to describe the methodology used for neuroreceptor quantification and to generate ideas on how PET can be applied to a clinical research question or hypothesis.
Kursens innehåll This course will cover the basic principles of positron emission tomography, development of radioligands and CNS drugs, and quantification of neurotransmitter systems. At an applied level, the course will focus on selected imaging biomarkers to study the pathophysiology and treatment of major CNS disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer´s and Parkinson´s disease. Specific attention will be given to new approaches for diagnostic purposes.
Arbetsformer The course will include lectures in the morning and seminars or discussions with the students in the afternoon. Two "hands-on" sessions on the analysis of PET data will be also organized. Visits of the PET-lab, the autoradiography lab and the small animal microPET facility will be organised.
Obligatoriska moment The participation in the lectures, seminars and the group discussions and the exam is compulsory. Special reasons of absence can be discussed with the course organizers. The compensation for the absence from any part will be done in the form of a written assignment.
Examination Assessment with written exam in addition to assessment of the contribution of the student to seminars, "hands-on session", and group discussions. The written exam consists of an essay describing the application of PET in a CNS-research area. The topic will be chosen by the student. Review of the literature is allowed.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel The course literature includes book chapters on principles of positron emission tomography and PET quantification and journal articles or reviews. The students will receive the material to prepare for the various activities and the examination in advance.
Antal studenter 10 - 20
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 held the whole week 2019-03-18 - 2019-03-22, between 09:00-16:00. The bulk of the course will be at the Psychiatry building Karolinska Hospital, Solna, R5:02. Two afternoons will be held in computer rooms at KI campus, Solna. The course is aimed for PhD students but also PostDoc's and undergraduate students are welcome if there are positions available.
Ytterligare kursledare Andrea Varrone, Anton Forsberg Morén, Katarina Varnäs
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Kursansvarig Andrea Varrone
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

Karolinska Hospital, Psychiatry Building
FoUU-PET, R5:02
Kontaktpersoner Anton Forsberg
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap


Katarina Varnäs
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap