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Prospectus

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Atherosclerosis

Course
2012-2013

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

Mw. dr. Miranda van Eck

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 Biopharmaceutics (Atherosclerosis) will be given in 2012—2013 from November 26—30. The examination is on 7 December.

Inschrijving

For information, please contact mw. dr. Miranda van Eck (e-mail: m.eck@lacdr.leidenuniv.nl, tel. 527 6238).
Application via uSis.