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Title Clinical Aspects of Cardiovascular Research
Course number 3195
Programme Kardiovaskulär forskning
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2019-10-14 -- 2019-10-18
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The doctoral students will learn clinical aspects of cardiovascular research. This course is designed to provide an overview of cardiovascular medicine and to enhance the understanding of current clinical management of cardiovascular diseases. The course will be especially valuable for students in the cardiovascular research field that do not have an education in medicine.
Intended learning outcomes To understand various cardiovascular pathologies from a clinical perspective.
To account for current clinical management of cardiovascular disorders.
To illustrate and discuss the challenges of future improvements in diagnosis and clinical care related to the cardiovascular disorders addressed.
To adapt knowledge of cardiovascular physiology by analyzing and discussing a clinical case and relating it to cardiovascular pathologies.
To be able to relate, compare and understand how different components of the cardiovascular system interact with other organ systems and diseases.
Contents of the course The course contains the following topics: cardiovascular physiology with focus on cardiac and smooth muscle cell contraction, cardiovascular disease genetics, ischemic heart disease, hypertension, heart failure, and implications of diabetes and systemic inflammatory disorders on cardiovascular diseases.
Teaching and learning activities The course is a full-time one week course. The teaching is mainly in lecture/seminar form but also includes project work with group discussions. Time will be dedicated for an individual task focusing on different cardiovascular diseases. The task will be presented at the end of the course followed by open discussions.
Compulsory elements All elements of the course, including seminars, group discussions and individual presentations, are compulsory. In case of absence from theoretical parts, individual assignments have to be completed and then approved by the course organizer.
Examination All learning outcomes of the course have to be reached to pass the course. During oral presentations special attention is given to clinical relevance and translational research methodologies. At the end of the course, a short written exam will recapitulate the contents of the course.
Literature and other teaching material The course organizer will provide course participants with electronic or hardcopy handouts/teaching material from the lectures. State-of-the-art reference literature for preparation of other learning activities will also be provided.
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)
More information Course location will mainly be on Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. Designated time is 9:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday including time for individual studies and group work.
Additional course leader
Latest course evaluation Not available
Course responsible Anton Gisterå
Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Contact person Nailin Li
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

Clinical Pharmacology Unit
Karolinska University Hospital-Solna