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Title Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
Course number 2916
Programme Kardiovaskulär forskning
Language English
Credits 0.6
Date 2020-02-05 -- 2020-03-04
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Specific entry requirements Undergraduate study in medicine or biomedicine
Purpose of the course To provide an overview of diabetes epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment options in a cardiovascular perspective.
Intended learning outcomes The participants should after the course
1. be able to show a good insight into the pathophysiological mechanisms linking diabetes to cardiovascular disease
2. understand the prognostic influence of diabetes on cardiovascular diseases
3. show an insight in preventive measures for diabetes and cardiovascular disease
4. know how to detect and treat diabetes from a cardiovascular perspective
5. be aware of gaps in knowledge in the relation between diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Contents of the course Lectures/Seminars on the following topics:
Diabetes and cardiovascular disease - why is this combination important?
Screening and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Glucose lowering treatment and hypoglycemia from a cardiovascular perspective.
Heart failure and diabetes.
Biomarkers, genetics and epigenetics in diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Teaching and learning activities Lectures/Seminars.
Debates about clinical issues.
Group work.
Presentation of and discussion about assigned group work.
Compulsory elements The course participants should attend all course lectures and sessions of group work and presentations/discussions. The participants who have missed some of the sessions will be assigned additional reading and essay work to compensate for the absence.
Examination In collaboration with other course participants, to prepare and present a written synopsis of a study protocol on topics given by the faculty members.
Literature and other teaching material Rydén et al. ESC guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD - summary.
Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2014 May;11(3):133-73

The organizers will provide course participants with organized electronic handouts/teaching materials from all lectures.
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) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information The course includes three half-day lectures:
Day 1, Feb 5, 2020; 13.00-16.00
Day 2, Feb 12, 2020; 13.00-16.00
Day 3, March 4, 2020; 13.00-16.00
Preparation of group work will be assigned during week 8 and 9.

Updated course literature:
Cosentino F et al ;2019 ESC Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD.
Eur Heart J. 2019 Aug 31. pii: ehz486. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz486. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 3149785
Additional course leader Linda Mellbin
Anna Norhammar
Lars Rydén
Latest course evaluation Course evaluation report
Course responsible Linda Mellbin
Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Contact person Nailin Li
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

Clinical Pharmacology Unit
Karolinska University Hospital-Solna

Lars Rydén
Institutionen för medicin, Solna