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Title Coronary Heart Disease: Present and Future Perspectives
Course number 5281
Programme Kardiovaskulär forskning
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2021-03-22 -- 2021-03-26
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicin, Solna
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The course aims to give the student an overview of the state of art of research on ischemic heart diseases and focuses on the areas where implementation is needed to answer relevant research questions.
Intended learning outcomes The participants should after the course:
1. Have a general knowledge of the epidemiology of ischemic heart disease
2. Understand the pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease
3. Know the cardinal clinical signs of cardiac ischemia
4. Discuss ischemic heart disease in the connection to other common cardiovascular diseases
5. Be able to identify the knowledge gaps in the research field
Contents of the course We will discuss the factors affecting the risk for coronary heart disease across selected low and high income settings; the cardinal symptoms and the underlying mechanisms; novel and emerging cardiac biomarkers; established and novel preventive measures. Finally we will address the gaps in knowledge in this research field.
Teaching and learning activities The course will be delivered as a full-time course during five consecutive days. It will consist of lectures, time for own reading of the literature and preparing the course tasks, group works, oral presentations/discussions and a final exam.
Compulsory elements The course participants should attend all the course lectures and the sessions of group work and presentation/discussion. The participants who have missed some of the sessions will be assigned additional reading and essay work to compensate the absence.
Examination Formative assessment by peers and lecturers during the group works and discussions and summative assessment of the written examination.
Literature and other teaching material The organizers will provide course participants with electronic handouts/teaching materials from all lectures.
The list of recommended articles and book chapters will be distributed to the course participants latest 2 weeks before the course start.
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 This course has previously been given with course number 2993.
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Course responsible Bruna Gigante
Institutionen för medicin, Solna

Bruna.Gigante@ki.se
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