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Curriculum

First semester

Week 1-5 Week 6-10 Week 11-20
Laboratory Techniques in Experimental Biosciences (mandatory) Analytical Techniques in Experimental Biosciences (mandatory)

Laboratory Animal Sciences
(elective, streamed)

Genetics of Complex Traits
(elective, week 16-20)

Advanced Immunology
(elective, streamed)

Tumour Biology
(elective, streamed)


Possible position of Project in Experimental and Medical Biosciences (mandatory, streamed or full time)

Second semester

Week 1-5 Week 6-10 Week 11-15 Week 16-20
Cardiovascular Biology (elective, full time) Molecular and Medical Pharmacology (elective, full time) Neurobiology (elective, full time) Infection Biology - Clinical Perspectives
(elective, full time)
Probable/possible position of Project in Experimental and Medical Biosciences (mandatory, streamed or full time)

Third semester

Week 1-10 Week 11-20
Molecular Virology (elective, streamed)
Stem Cells and Applied Regenerative Medicine (elective, streamed)

Laboratory Animal Sciences (elective, streamed)

Genetics of Complex Traits
(elective, week 16-20)

Advanced Immunology
(elective, streamed)

Tumour Biology
(elective, streamed)

Possible position of Degree Project (mandatory, streamed or full time)

Fourth semester

Week 1-5 Week 6-10 Week 11-15 Week 16-20
Cardiovascular Biology (elective, full time) Molecular and Medical Pharmacology (elective, full time) Neurobiology (elective, full time) Infection Biology - Clinical Perspectives
(elective, full time)
Possible position of Degree Project (mandatory, streamed or full time)

 

Course information Experimental and Medical Biosciences

Advanced Immunology, 7.5 credits

After having completed the course, the student shall have acquired an advanced understanding of immunology. Particular emphasis is placed on molecular and cellular aspects of immunophysiology and pathophysiology. Furthermore, the course will also facilitate the understanding of mechanisms involved in the regulation and the functions of the immune system. The course is given during ten weeks at half time speed.

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Analytical Techniques in Experimental Biosciences, 7.5 credits

During the course, the student shall obtain knowledge of theoretical aspects of study design as well as data collection, data analysis and general statistics used within the field of biosciences and of epidemiology. The student will also gain knowledge in scientific methodologies including the philosophical and scientific aim of research, and quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The course is mandatory for all program students and is given during five weeks at full time speed.

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Cardiovascular Biology, 7.5 credits

After having completed the course, the student shall have acquired a deepened knowledge of the current understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, arrhythmias and heart failure. Particular focus will be given to modern pharmacological and interventional therapies for such pathologies. The student will also be able to describe the pathological basis of different cardiovascular diseases and explain their alternative therapeutic avenues. The is course is given on full time speed during five weeks.

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Degree Project (project course, Master Thesis), 30 credits

In the Degree Project, resulting in a Master Thesis, undertaken during the second year and comprising 30 credits, the student should show a clear progression of the abilities acquired in the Project in Experimental and Medical Biosciences course. The student shall work independently under supervision and show the ability to apply formally acquired theoretical as well as practical knowledge to biomedical problems. The problem studied should have a clear medical approach. This project can be performed at the university or in cooperation with companies or local authorities. Depending on the nature of the problem to be addressed, the Degree Project could be done on full time speed or half time speed, streamed with other courses.

Course plan
PM for Degree Project.docx
 

Infection Biology – Clinical Perspectives, 7.5 credits

In this course, the students will focus on four main themes: Biomaterial related infections; Infectious diseases and global medicine; Chronic infections; Infections related to mother/child. Based on studies within these themes, the students will obtain current knowledge within the fields of infectious medicine, medical microbiology, virology, clinical immunology, global medicine and obstetrics. The course will be given on full time speed during five weeks.

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Laboratory Animal Sciences, 7.5 credits

After having completed the course, the student shall have acquired knowledge in laboratory animal science. The course complies with Swedish legal requirements as well as the European recommendations for the education and training of persons carrying out animal experiments. Alternative methods to minimize research on animals are also important parts of the course. The course will be given on half time speed during ten weeks.

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Laboratory Techniques in Experimental Biosciences, 7.5 credits

After having completed the course, the student shall have acquired proper training for future laboratory work. Common techniques such as RNA isolation, Reverse Transcriptase PCR, quantitative PCR, Western Blot, ELISA and Immunostaining are used and discussed in detail. Further, the purpose is to give students a basis for practical laboratory work and to introduce them to work in an independent way in a bioscience laboratory. The course is given on fulltime speed for five weeks.

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Medical Genetics, 7.5 credits

In this course, the student will acquire advanced theoretical and methodological knowledge of the medical genetics and molecular mechanisms involved in monogenic and polygenic traits and diseases. In a laboratory project the students study the strategies for disease gene identification with advanced genetic laboratory methods and interpretation of results. The student will also obtain knowledge of molecular epidemiology and how genetic variations in populations influence genetic predisposition for disease. The course is given on full time speed during five weeks.

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Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, 7.5 credits

In this course, the student will acquire advanced understanding of the mechanisms of drug action and the relation between drug concentration and effect. Furthermore, the course will focus on both recent research within some field of pharmacology and on modern techniques available to study and elucidate the molecular and cellular basis of how drugs act. The course is given on half time speed during ten weeks.

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Molecular Virology, 7.5 credits

In the course, the student will acquire an overview of several different aspects of the virology field and understand the importance of viruses for human medicine and health as well as the use of viruses in biotechnology and cell biology. Furthermore, the student will gain a deeper understanding of virus function on a molecular level and how this has implications for human health. The course comprises of lectures by senior scientists that are experts in respective fields, and will highlight recent research advances. The course also include a bioinformatic exercise related to virus evolution and disease transmission.

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Neurobiology, 7.5 credits

During this course, the student will acquire advanced knowledge of neurobiology and obtain an overview of methods available for studies of the nervous system. The course focuses on current research topics within the vast area of neurobiology and gives students hands-on experience with important methods such as electrophysiology in isolated cells, behavioral studies in rodents and genetics of the nervous system in Drosophila. The course is given on full time speed during five weeks.

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Project in Experimental and Medical Biosciences, 15/30 credits

In the scientific project, comprising 15 or 30 credits, the student shall work independently under supervision and show the ability to apply formally acquired theoretical as well as practical knowledge to biomedical problems. The project should have a clear medical approach. The time allowed for the project is ten (15 credits) or 20 (30 credits) weeks, and depending on the nature of the project it can be done at full time speed or at half time speed streamed in parallel with other courses.

Course plan 15 credits
Course plan 30 credits

PM for Project in Experimental and Medical Biosciences.docx

 

Stem Cells and Applied Regenerative Medicine, 7.5 credits

After having completed the course, the student shall have gained deeper knowledge about stem cell types, some commonly used biomaterials, and examples (potential) clinical applications of regenerative medicine approaches. The course comprises studies related to regenerative medicine on various types of stem cells in human body, basic biomaterials, host – graft interaction with the focus on immune- & infectious issues, and technologies used for tracking of implanted stem cells and their derivatives. Regulatory aspects of regenerative medicine, especially those related to transfer of experimental therapies from lab to the clinic will be included as well. The course is given on full time speed for five weeks.

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Tumour Biology, 7.5 credits

In the course, the student will obtain advanced knowledge about tumour development in general, including the genetic basis of human cancer. Furthermore, the course will give an overview of cancer by site, taking into account different clinical and biological aspects as well as the occurrence of specific gene alterations. The course is given on half time speed during ten weeks.

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Contact

Director of Studies
Katarina Kågedal
Tel: +46-10-103 15 25
katarina.kagedal@liu.se

Vice Director of Studies
Annika Thorsell
Tel: +46-10-103 39 06
annika.thorsell@liu.se

Programme Administrator
Ann Pierre
Tel: +46 13 28 67 01
administratorExpMedBio@medfak.liu.se

Study Counsellor
Daniel Antonsson
Tel: +46 13 28 68 19
studievagledare.bio@medfak.liu.se

Contact Student
Johanna Radegård
johra914@student.liu.se

 


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Last updated: 2019-09-02