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Title Transplantation immunobiology
Course number 2803
Programme 1-Ingår i flera program
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2015-03-09 -- 2015-03-13
Responsible KI department Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi
Specific entry requirements
Intended learning outcomes After this course the doctoral student should be able to demonstrate an all round knowledge in the basic principles of transplantation immunobiology, the clinical practice of solid organ transplantations and cell-based therapies and be able to show an ethical attitude and knowledge about legal aspects in the field of clinical transplantation. In detail, the course aim is for the student to develop knowledge and understanding of transplantation immunology, the major developments that have enabled clinical transplantations, current challenges, the immunosuppressants' mechanisms of action, the major ethical and legal issues with transplantation, outline basic clinical aspects on liver, kidney, pancreas, islet cell transplantation, and cell-based cancer therapies. On completion, students should also possess knowledge and awareness about current transplantation research areas.
Contents of the course Transplantation biology and immunology. Mechanisms and principles underlying the immunosuppressive treatments of clinical transplantation. Synopsis on the major clinical aspects in organ donation and transplantation. Current insight into the research field of transplantation. Legal and ethical aspects with transplantation.
Teaching and learning activities This is a full time one week course containing several learning activities; lectures, interactive discussions, seminars, and a final individual presentation (examination).
Compulsory elements Mandatory participation in discussions, group seminars and pass individual oral presentation (examination).
Examination The students are examined with individual presentations.
Literature and other teaching material Recent publications in the field.
Number of students 20 - 30
Selection of students The selection is based on a comprehensive assessment based on the relevance of the course for the doctoral research project and the personal motivation written by the applicant.
More information The course is organized by Erik Berglund (Department of Transplantation Surgery), Bo-Göran Ericzon (Department of Transplantation Surgery), and David Berglund (Department of Clinical Immunology), and it will be given in English full time during one week. The venue for the doctoral course is seminar room A216 at CMB, Berzelius väg 35 except a one day symposium at Nobel forum and a visit at a clinical immunology laboratory. Invited speakers who have accepted to teach in the course are John Scandling (Stanford University), Steven A. Rosenberg (National Institutes of Health), Stefan Schneeberger (University of Innsbruck), David Berglund, Olle Korsgren, and Alex Karlsson-Parra (all three from Uppsala University), Liza Johannesson (Sahlgrenska University Hospital), Bo-Göran Ericzon, Matthias Corbascio, Annika Tibell, Lars Wennberg, Torbjörn Lundgren, Jonas Mattsson, Michael Uhlin, Elisabet Åkesson, Stephen Strom, Olle Ringdén, and Andreas Lundqvist (all from Karolinska Institutet/Karolinska University Hospital).

The course is part of the KI doctoral course programs in Cell biology and Genetics and Regenerative Medicine, in collaboration with DBRM Research School.
Additional course leader The course director is Erik Berglund, email
Latest course evaluation Not available
Course responsible Matti Nikkola
Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi
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