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Title Melanoma - From Basic Science to Clinical Application
Course number 3198
Programme Tumörbiologi och onkologi (FoTO)
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2019-10-07 -- 2019-10-11
Responsible KI department Institutionen för onkologi-patologi
Specific entry requirements Basic knowledge of cell biology is required.
Purpose of the course The course aims to provide an overview of melanoma biology and molecular characterization (at different stages), epidemiology, translational research, current treatments of melanoma and the challenges with intrinsic/acquired therapy resistance. The overall purpose is to obtain a deeper understanding of different aspects of melanoma.
Intended learning outcomes After completion of the course the students should have a basic knowledge of melanoma biology to be able to understand and discuss potential ways to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the melanoma disease. The students will also develop an understanding of pros and cons with in vitro and in vivo melanoma models.
Contents of the course The course will be a broad introduction of melanoma from basic science to clinical application. The topics of the course include diagnostics, genetics, heterogeneity, immunogenicity and translational research. Appropriate in vitro and in vivo preclinical models will be presented and discussed. Clinical applications within the field will also be presented during the course.
Teaching and learning activities The course consists of lectures and group discussions based on problem based learning on topics related to the course, with the specific aim to stimulate an active participation from the course participants together with course lecturers/organizers.
Compulsory elements Attendance at the group discussions is compulsory. Absence from compulsory parts of the course can be compensated by other activities after discussion with the course organizers.
Examination The course assignment will consist of an individual assessment of the problem-based group discussion. One or two students will be appointed as reviewer(s) to provide peer feedback for the presenter, in line with concept of formative assignment. The course organizers will lead the examination and be responsible for summative individual assessment.
Literature and other teaching material
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)
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Course responsible Suzanne Egyhazi Brage
Institutionen för onkologi-patologi

Suzanne.Egyhazi.Brage@ki.se
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