|Education level||Postgraduate / Master of Science|
|Course title||Advance techniques in Medical Research|
|Independent teaching activities||Hours per week||ECTS|
|Coursetype||General setting course, skills development|
|Teaching and assessment language||English|
How a wild thought leads to a Nobel nomination?
How an idea that has been criticized as crazy changed science as we know it?
In the course of lectures on ‘Advanced Techniques in medical research,’ we will present the laureates of six Nobel prices in Physiology and Medicine from 2000 onwards. We will discuss how a medical need can serve as inspiration for scientific research and can lead to knowledge used for medical evolution and cure or prevention of human diseases.
We included in the lecture series aspects that helped scientists to understand functioning of the body, diagnosis of diseases and treatment discoveries.
We will present the Nobel prices from the conception of the idea to bench work and to clinical/research use, using power point presentations, videos and nomination speeches.
The assessment of the course will be through assignments that the students will present during the last week of the program.
The major thing in science is getting inspiration by humanity needs and this is the purpose of our course.
Upon completion of the course, the graduate students will be familiar with the basics of modern methods of biomedical sciences:
- Recent advances in immunology
- Tissue engineering
- Analytical biochemistry, behavioral methods, biological model, techniques in medicine considers
- Methods or procedures that are used in science or practice of the diagnosis and prevention of disease or disorder
- Structural and functional genomics, biomedicine, molecular enzymology, and molecular immunology, manipulation and analysis of DNA, RNA, protein, and lipid
The course participants upon completion will be able to:
- Embark on a research project within a working laboratory at Biomedical Research
- Be familiar with the most innovative techniques used in clinical research laboratories
- Be provided by an excellent tool for understanding new concepts
- Write up a qualitative research protocol
- Tissue engineering
- Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018: Allison and Honjo:”Cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.”
- Characterization and counting of dopaminergic synapses in neurodegenerating diseases (i.e. SMA)
- Next Generation Sequencing
Teaching and learning methods – evaluation
|Teaching methods||Face to face
|Use of information and |
communication technologies (ICT)
|Module structure||Work Hours per Semester||Activity|
|Exercises (Online discussion fora)||10|
|Exercises (Study relevant papers)||20|
|Essay background work||40|
|Overall work for the course||125|
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