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Atherosclerosis

Vak 2015-2016

Description and Course Objectives

Atherosclerosis is the major process underlying cardiovascular disorders, and accounts for the majority of mortality and morbidity in the western world. This course will give more insights into the mechanism and ontogenesis of vessel narrowing (atherosclerosis). Special emphasis will be put on the contribution of inflammatory processes and lipid fluxes in the development of atherosclerotic lesions. Also the clinical end-points of atherosclerosis will be discussed.
The following subjects will be discussed:

  • Cholesterol metabolism and atherosclerotic lesion formation
  • Role of macrophages in atherosclerotic lesion formation
  • Role of inflammation in atherosclerotic lesion formation and progression
  • Therapeutic approaches for the stabilization of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques

Coordinator

Prof. dr. Johan Kuiper

Doelgroep

Students of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures.

Literatuur

Will be announced during the lectures.

Toetsing

Written exam.

Doorgang

Minimum of 5 students

Rooster

The lecture series is usually taught in November/December.

Inschrijving

For information, please contact Prof. dr. Johan Kuiper (e-mail: j.kuiper@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl, tel. 527 4378).
Application via uSis.