Students will be able to apply this knowledge with respect to:
This course will introduce students into novel medicines and therapies applied to treat diseases that pose a heavy burden on society, i.e. cancer, neuropathic pain and rheumatoid arthritis. Since the development of new therapeutics is increasingly based on profound fundamental knowledge, the molecular mechanisms of these medicines will be thoroughly discussed. Moreover, current techniques in drug design will be discussed as well as the problems caused by side-effects and the occurrence of resistance against certain types of medicine.
Students will be introduced into the molecular mechanisms by means of lectures. Preceding these lectures, optional tutorials will be organized in order to enable the students to refresh their basal knowledge on key signal transduction pathways. They will be stimulated to mine current literature in order to complete workgroup-assignments and to present a literature study and/or future research plans on personalized medicine, ‘drug repurposing’ or optimization of particular therapeutics. This course will be given in close collaboration with clinical professionals that have experience with the therapeutics discussed.
|Chapters 15 and 16 from the textbook Molecular Cell Biology (Lodish et al., 6th edition) will be used as starting material for this course.|
• 1 hours computer course
• 12 hours lecture
• 8 hours student presentation
• 2 hours question session
• 4 hours tutor session
• 1 hours problem session
• 56 hours individual study period