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Swedish title Extracellulära vesiklar: ett verktyg i diagnostik och terapi.
English title Extracellular vesicles: a tool for diagnostics and therapy.
Course number 2860
Credits 2.0
Responsible KI department Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin
Specific entry requirements
Grading Passed /Not passed
Established by The Board of Doctoral Education
Established 2015-03-20
Purpose of the course
Intended learning outcomes After the completed course, the student will be able to describe the basics of extracellular vesicles (EV) biology and function as well as a number of novel technologies and approaches in EV isolation and characterization. The student can demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of central concepts in EV biology and critically evaluate different methods and techniques used. The student will be able to extract and integrate information from state-of-the-art lectures in combination with overview articles and literature searches on the internet within the research field.
Contents of the course The course covers key concepts in EV biology and function from the laboratory to the patient in the clinic. This includes a general overview of EV isolation and characterization approaches, tools as diagnostics and prognostics of various diseases and the possible use of EVs in therapy. Experts will give an advanced summary of the latest events in the EV-field. The student will be required to take an active part, contribute and value discussions in workshops on relevant topics in the EV-field. Networking with students and speakers is highly encouraged in this course.
Teaching and learning activities The pedagogic framing of this course is based on lectures with corresponding review papers. The course includes workshops with illustrative predicaments where the students are required to take an active part in the discussions. Group discussions and workshops will be conducted where the students discuss and integrate information from the lectures and review papers. The students prepare and present their examination task in a written report that is handed in after the course.
Examination An individual written project report consisting of 2 A4 pages covering one of three topics provided by the course leaders is expected to be handed in after the course. The last date to hand in the report is 1 week after the last day of lectures on the course. The written report will be evaluated on the understanding of central concepts in EV biology and integration of discussions from the course and provided course literature.
Literature and other teaching material The course literature will consist of recent original and review papers on selected topics within the field of extracellular vesicles as well as the latest articles from the expert lecturers. Handouts from the lecturers will also be included.
Compulsory elements The lectures, workshops and discussions are mandatory. Compensation according to the instructions of the course director.
Course responsible Nina Heldring
Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin

Karolinska Institutet HERM, Novum

Contact person Samir El-Andaloussi
Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin