Period (from – till): 27 November - 8 December 2017
FacultyM.F.A. Bierhuizen, PhD, UMCU, DH&L, Med. Physiology, lecturer and coordinator/examinator
T.P de Boer, PhD, UMCU, DH&L, Med. Physiology, lecturer
S. de Jong, PhD, UMCU, DH&L, Med. Physiology, lecturer
A. van Mil, PhD, UMCU, DH&L, Exp. Cardiology, lecturer
A.A.B. van Veen, PhD, UMCU, DH&L, Med. Physiology, lecturer
M.A. Vos, Professor, UMCU, DH&L, Med. Physiology, lecturer
The course aims to familiarize master students with different molecular and cellular approaches applied in the study of the healthy and diseased heart. Lectures will be given on various aspects of cardiac disease, such as biomarkers and alterations in microRNA expression, Ca2+ regulation and adrenergic signalling. Moreover, the molecular basis of arrhythmias (either inherited or acquired) will be featured from different view points as well. This theoretical part will be concluded with a written exam. Students will further have to work on an assignment on one of these subjects and present their results in both a written report and presentation.
Literature/study material used:
Recent reviews and original articles on the different topics.
Apply at least 1 week before start of course. Register via the study guide
. The maximum number of participants is 40.
Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
BoD students with cardiovascular focus; other BoD students have to follow 4 out of the 6 non-mandatory BoD courses.
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Yes, for students with a cardiovascular interest
Basic understanding of cardiovascular physiology (level: Silverthorn's Human Physiology book, seventh edition) is expected.