From advanced imaging to stemcells


Course Objective

To obtain a thorough understanding of state-of-the-art imaging
techniques in the experimental and clinical setting that can be used for
scientific research and novel diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in
patients with cardiovascular disease.
To get familiar with the role of personalized medicine in the treatment
of cardiovascular diseases.

Course Content

This course focuses on state-of-the-art imaging techniques that are used
during experimental and clinical scientific research, including
super-resolution microscopy, PET-CT and optical imaging of the
The treatment of cardiovascular disease will increasingly rely on
personalized medicine and patient-centered care. The student will get
familiar with developments like genotyping, systems biology and remote

Teaching Methods

Lectures, demonstrations and study groups

Method of Assessment

Digital exam (knowledge test) and assignments

Entry Requirements

Bachelor in life sciences, biomedical sciences, (technical) medicine,
movement sciences.


Scientific articles related to the specific lectures. More information
about these scientific articles can be found on CANVAS.

Target Audience

Students following the Cardiovascular Research master program.

Additional Information

This is an advanced course and basic knowledge of cardiac structure and
function is required to complete the course successfully.

Examinator: prof. dr. Peter Hordijk
Vakcoordinator: Dr. W.S. Simonides

Custom Course Registration

All students of the Cardiovascular Research Program have to attend the compulsory courses of the program. For all courses you must register through This way, you find out immediately if a place is available. All activities for which you are registered will be displayed in your personal timetable, which also includes any timetable changes. If you have not registered for a course then you will not be admitted to that course, you will not be assigned to a group, you will not bet able to use CANVAS, you will have no timetable, your grades will not be recorded, etc. In short, you will not be able to take part. From the moment that you are conditionally registered for a program, you can sign up for specific courses via

Explanation Canvas

Course information, course reading, course announcements

Recommended background knowledge

Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts
Second edition
R.E. Klabunde

General Information

Course Code M_CFAISC16
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty VUmc School of Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator dr. W.S. Simonides
Examiner prof. dr. P.L. Hordijk MA
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture, Study Group