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Title Basic Cardiovascular Pathology
Course number 3197
Programme Kardiovaskulär forskning
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2020-11-16 -- 2020-11-20
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The course is designed for doctoral students performing cardiovascular research that do not have an education in medicine and/or want to update their knowledge of cardiovascular diseases. The students will learn the basic concepts in cardiovascular physiology and pathology. The course will provide an overview of cardiovascular medicine and give the possibility to gain up to date knowledge in the field. In this way the doctoral students will be prepared for more advanced courses in the Cardiovascular Research program.
Intended learning outcomes To understand basic principles of cardiovascular physiology and pathology and how different components of the cardiovascular system cooperate.
To be able to relate, compare and understand experimental aspects of cardiovascular diseases.
To be able to present and explain experimental design of cardiovascular disease models.
To illustrate and discuss the challenges of future improvements in drug development related to the cardiovascular diseases.
To adapt knowledge of cardiovascular physiology and relating it to cardiovascular pathologies.
Contents of the course The course contains the following topics: cardiovascular biology and development, cardiovascular physiology, cardiovascular disease genetics, regeneration of the cardiovascular system, vascular inflammation, and implications for other inflammatory disorders.
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 individual assignments focusing on different topics of cardiovascular pathology. Students will present their assignments 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, extra assignments have to be completed and then approved by the course organizers.
Examination All the learning outcomes of the course have to be reached to pass the course. During oral presentations special attention is given to scientific correctness. 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) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start 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.
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Course responsible Anton Gisterå
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

anton.gistera@ki.se
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