Heart Failure and Therapy: This course aims to provide insights into the pathophysiologic mechanisms, diagnostic approaches and therapies and societal impacts of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiac diseases that will be highlighted include inherited cardiomyopathies, diastolic heart failure and ischemic heart disease.
Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders: This course will highlight the etiology, diagnosis, care and treatment of of neurological and psychiatric disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, cerebrovascular accidents, ADHD, Asperger/PDD-NOS, Autism and Obsessive Compulsive disorders.
Genetics and Public Health: Focuses on: different ways in which variations in DNA or chromosomes lead to disease, healthcare delivery in relation to genetic disorders (clinical genetics, genetic screening), and the impact of a hereditary disease on individuals, families and society. Challenges in the translation of new genetic knowledge into public policy and healthcare will be addressed, for example, regarding whole genome sequencing and gene editing.
Oncology and Public Health: Focuses on oncology with an emphasis on the societal perspective. The course will be on cancer development, diagnosis, and treatment and on a societal (public health) perspective on cancer, with emphasizes on the late effects of cancer and its treatment, rehabilitation and return to work and palliative care issues.
Toxicology and Development: Studies the impact of substances in daily life products on human health. Special focus is given on effects on early development and reproduction. We will start with assessing human exposure using analytical chemistry; furthermore toxic modes of action of commonly found substances will be linked to diseases. At the end social impacts and appropriate health care measures are discussed. Hands- on practical work will be used for all aspects throughout the course. A scientific health symposium with real life scientists organized by the students will end the course.
For specific information about each course, please visit our study guide.
1 semester (30 EC)
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