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Svensk benämning Klinisk och experimentell neuroimmunologi
Engelsk benämning Clinical and experimental neuroimmunology
Kursnummer 1627
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap
Särskild behörighet
Betygsskala Godkänd/Icke godkänd
Fastställd av The Board of Doctoral Education
Datum för fastställande 2015-03-10
Kursens syfte
Kursens lärandemål After this course the students should be able to: (i) describe the basic clinical characteristics of the major neuroinflammatory diseases; (ii) design experiments using animal models for neuroinflammatory diseases in rats and mice, compare models and discuss their advantages and limitations, (iii) evaluate and interpret new findings and recent scientific papers in the field and (iv) speculate on molecular mechanisms underlying neuroinflammatory disease and hypothesize how knowledge on these mechanisms can enable therapy and prevention.
Kursens innehåll The course includes the overview of clinical symptoms, signs, pathology, treatments and diagnostic criteria for the most important neuroimmunological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Alzheimer¿s disease as well as infections, trauma, tumors and pain. Also included is an overview of experimental models of neuroimmunological diseases, with an emphasis on techniques for genetic analysis (intercrosses, congenics, transgenics etc). Key molecular concepts in neuroinflammation are covered such as immune mechanisms of disease as well as tissue degeneration/regeneration. Different techniques used to study neuroinflammation are discussed such as imaging and flow cytometry.
Arbetsformer The course combines: (i) traditional lectures given by experts in the field, consisting of a mixture of both clinicians as well as basic researchers covering diseases, technological aspects or basic processes in neuroimmunology; (ii) an individual assignment followed by an interactive presentation/discussion on the last day. The assignment will consist of a presentation of a high-impact scientific paper relevant to the student¿s own research topic and that is of importance for the neuroimmunology field.
Examination Examination will be based on the presentation of the own individual assignment and the subsequent discussion during the last day of the course (please see "Teaching and learning activities") and the feedback given to other students on their assignments. In their presentation, students should be able to comment on their article of choice in the context of the items described above under "learning outcomes". Guidelines for the preparation of the assignment will be sent out to the students two weeks before the start of the course.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Course litterature will consist of lecture handouts and current scientific papers (and reviews) handed out during the course.
Obligatoriska moment All lectures and individual presentations are compulsory. Compensation for absence can be discussed with the course directors.
Kursansvarig Xingmei Zhang
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap



Kontaktpersoner Andre Ortlieb
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap


Pernilla Strid
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap


Maja Jagodic
Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

Neuroimmunology Unit, CMM, L8:04