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Titel Neural Control of Inflammation: An introduction to Bioelectronic Medicine
Kursnummer 2957
Program Kardiovaskulär forskning
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Datum 2019-05-13 -- 2019-05-17
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The purpose of this course is to give doctoral students insights into the neural control of homeostasis, particularly the regulation of inflammation, and how engineering, neuroscience, immunology and clinical medicine can come together to find new ways to treat disease.
Kursens lärandemål After the course, the doctoral student will be able to
define prototypical neural circuits that regulate homeostasis
explain the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of and recovery from autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases and infection
identify the components of the "inflammatory reflex"
discuss regulatory mechanisms for cytokine release
classify different interfaces with the nervous system and the immune system
contrast advantages and drawbacks with major treatment approaches for inflammatory diseases
describe molecular sensors for danger in the immune system and the nervous system
define bioelectronic medicine and explain its potential role in clinical medicine
summarize challenges in engineering and medicine for development of bioelectronic medicine technology
Kursens innehåll Neural control of organ systems will be discussed in molecular, cellular and clinical perspectives. Special attention will be given to the mechanisms that detect and regulate inflammation. The neurophysiology of vagus nerve stimulation and other treatments that involve interfacing with the nervous system will be reviewed. Progress in neural interfacing and device development within the emerging field of Bioelectronic Medicine will be discussed.
Arbetsformer Lectures, a student project group and a student presentation.
Obligatoriska moment Lectures, project group participation, active participation in presentation and passing the examination is compulsory for "PASS". Limited absence from lectures can be compensated for after individual discussion with the course organizers.
Examination Project presentation and written examination.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Relevant articles and other written material will be made available after admission.
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 full time, working hours, Mon-Fri of the course week. This course occasion will not include participation in an international conference on Bioelectronic Medicine.
Ytterligare kursledare Laura Tarnawski
Tidigare omdöme av kursen omdöme
Kursansvarig Peder Olofsson
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

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