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Course module: FA-MA218
FA-MA218
Nanomedicines
Course infoSchedule
Course codeFA-MA218
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English
Offered byFaculty of Science; School of Pharmacy, fac. Betawetenschappen;
Contact persondr. R.M. Schiffelers
Telephone+31 30 2539392
E-mailr.schiffelers@umcutrecht.nl
Lecturers
Lecturer
S. Santos Oliveira
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Contactperson for the course
dr. R.M. Schiffelers
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Teaching period
3.2  (14/03/2022 to 22/04/2022)
Teaching period in which the course begins
3.2
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Full-time
Enrolment periodfrom 01/11/2021 up to and including 28/11/2021
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listYes
Course placement processStudiepunt/Student desk
Aims
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the nanomedicine field. At the end of the course, the student is able to:
 
Knowledge and insight
  1. Explain the underlying principle of drug targeting approaches (i.e. passive and active);
  2. Describe the different classes of synthetic nanomedicines (such as liposomes, polymeric nanoparticles, and micelles) and of bio-inspired nanomedicines (such as virus-like particles, extracellular vesicles, or antibody-drug conjugates)
  3. Explain how these nanomedicines can enhance the therapeutic index of pharmaceuticals
  4. Elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of the different nanomedicines
  5. Provide a detailed description of nanomedicines’ applications in both cancer and cardiovascular disease
  6. Explain the considerations for using either synthetic, bio-inspired nanomedicines, or direct conjugates, for certain applications
  7. Explain how nanomedicine can enable diagnostics
Skills
  1. Interpret scientific data from a paper on nanomedicine and discuss the paper with peers
  2. Design research focused on nanomedicine applications
  3. Define the unique selling point of nanomedicine companies and present this to peers
  4. Engage into respectful interactions, discussions and collaborations with peers
Content
Characteristics of nanoparticles such as size, surface area and internal composition make them attractive candidates for use in therapeutic and diagnostic applications. The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the nanomedicine field. Every week a theme will be discussed in which nanomedicine is involved: therapeutics (both synthetic and bio-inspired) and diagnostics. We will focus on the applications of nanomedicine in cancer and cardiovascular disease.
 
After an introductory lecture on a specific theme, you will have an interactive meet up with experts of the field. During the week you will work on an assignment together with other students (as a group). During the course you will write a research proposal, present a paper and present the unique selling point of a nanomedicine company. 
 
Competencies
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Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Science
Prerequisite knowledge
Also open for PhD students, especially from the CTO, DI and CR tracks
Required materials
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Instructional formats
Lecture/seminar

Presentation

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

Assessment
The grade for this course will be calculated based on the research proposal that is written during the course, the presentation of the proposal, the weekly assignments, and the overall participation of the student.

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