Course catalogue doctoral education - VT22

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Title Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism: Basal Aspects and Clinical Significance
Course number 5243
Programme Metabolism och endokrinologi
Language English
Credits 1.5
Date 2022-05-02 -- 2022-05-06
Responsible KI department Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The course constitutes an opportunity for the students to gradually increase their understanding of basic and clinical research in lipid metabolism during the course of a week. The purpose of the course is to provide comprehensive as well as in depth knowledge in order for the students to be able to apply established models and methods used in this field in his/her own research.
Intended learning outcomes After the course the students will be able to describe:
1. lipid and lipoprotein metabolism
2. diseases associated with lipid metabolism and their characteristics
3. approaches available and under development for preventing or treating lipid disorders
4. models and laboratory methods used in lipid metabolism in in vivo studies
Contents of the course Overview and new developments within the field of basic and clinical research in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. Emphasis will be laid on cholesterol metabolism, lipoproteins, lipoprotein receptors and on the regulation of enzymes involved in metabolism of cholesterol, bile acids, fatty acids and triglycerides. Genetic diseases and effects of diet on clinical conditions such as atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes, and gallstone disease will also be highlighted.
Teaching and learning activities The course is comprised by lectures, group discussions and case studies.
Compulsory elements The lectures are mandatory. All information presented at the lectures is compulsory and will be a significant basis for the written examination. A missed lecture has to be compensated for by completing an essay in accordance with instructions of the organizers.
Examination The intended learning outcomes of the course will be assessed by a written examination on the last day of the course.
Literature and other teaching material All information presented at the lectures (oral and handouts) comprise the course literature. Furthermore, during the course scientific articles will also be given to the students.
Number of students 10 - 30
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 is held at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge with the exact location to be announced two weeks before the course begins. The course is 40 hours in total and includes lectures, case studies, group discussions and self-study during one week. The invited speakers are professors, assistant professor or postdocs at KI or at other universities in Sweden.
Additional course leader Cecilia Morgantini, Veronika Tillander
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Course responsible Sara Straniero
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge
Contact person Sara Straniero
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge

Veronika Tillander
Institutionen för laboratoriemedicin

Cecilia Morgantini
Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge