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Course module: FA-MA420
FA-MA420
Nanomed
Course infoSchedule
Course codeFA-MA420
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byFaculty of Science; School of Pharmacy, fac. Betawetenschappen;
Contact persondr. R.J. Kok
Telephone06-20275995
E-mailR.J.Kok@uu.nl
Lecturers
Contactperson for the course
dr. R.J. Kok
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
BLOK-4.2  (28/05/2018 to 06/07/2018)
Teaching period in which the course begins
BLOK-4.2
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Full-time
Enrolment periodfrom 30/10/2017 up to and including 26/11/2017
Course application processstudentenbalie
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listYes
Course placement processStudiepunt/Student desk
Course goals
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 how synthetic nanomedicines can enhance the therapeutic index of pharmaceuticals
  2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of synthetic nanomedicines
  3. Describe the different classes of synthetic nanomedicines and their properties for specific therapeutic applications
  4. Provide a detailed description of synthetic nanomedicine applications in both cardiovascular disease and cancer
  5. Explain how bio-inspired nanomedicines can enhance the therapeutic index of pharmaceuticals
  6. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of bio-inspired nanomedicines
  7. Describe the different classes of bio-inspired nanomedicines and their properties for specific therapeutic applications
  8. Provide a detailed description of bio-inspired nanomedicine applications in both cardiovascular disease and cancer
  9. Explain the considerations for using either synthetic or bio-inspired nanomedicines for certain applications
  10. Explain how nanomedicine can enable diagnostics
  11. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of nanoparticles in diagnostics
  12. Provide a detailed description of nanoparticles for diagnosing cancer and other diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease) 
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 cardiovascular disease and cancer.
 
After an introductory lecture on a specific theme, you will have an interactive meet up with two experts of the cardiovascular and cancer field, respectively. During the week you will work on an assignment together with one of the other students. During the course you will write a research proposal, present a paper and present the unique selling point of a nanomedicine company. 
 
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
BSc in BMS, FARM, BIO or something related. Also open for PhD students, especially from the CTO, DI and CR tracks
Required materials
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Instructional formats
Group work

Lecture

Lecture/seminar

Presentation

Seminar

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

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