Cardiac Development


Course Objective

The aim of this course (2-weeks) is to acquire knowledge on the
embryonic (mal)development of the heart and vessels, cardiac
regeneration and evolution of the vertebrate heart.

Course Content

This course contains various lectures and hands-on practicals about
cardiac development, cardiac regeneration, evolution of the vertebrate
heart, and congenital cardiac anomalies

Teaching Methods

15 lectures given by experts during morning sessions
2 e-learning modules in the afternoon
2 practicals in the afternoon where students will learn more about
cardiac malformation and the evolution of the vertebrate heart.

Method of Assessment

The course will be concluded with a 2 hours examination (open / multiple
choice questions) on the content of the lectures and e-learning.
Handouts will be available on CANVAS

The final mark of this course will be determined by the exam. Students
need to be present and actively participate during the course. Absence
is only allowed with reason and needs to be reported on beforehand.


(Review) articles posted on CANVAS are recommended as a reference work
for deeper background knowledge and to facilitate studying the different

Target Audience

This course is developed as an optional course for master Cardiovascular
Research students from VUmc School of Medical Sciences. Students from
other master programs can also follow this course when they have Basic
knowledge of Cardiovascular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. They have
to send their cv, motivation and transcript of records via email to the
program coordinator ( ).

Additional Information

In order to take the exam of this course you should register at least 2
weeks in advance through the VUnet student portal. All rules and
regulations concerning exams and retake of courses are described in the
Academic and Examination Regulations (OER).

The course is organized at the AMC

The examinator is Prof.dr. Roelof Jan Oostra.

General Information

Course Code M_CCARDE18
Credits 3 EC
Period P1
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty VUmc School of Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture, Practical
Target audiences

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