Course ObjectiveTo 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 ContentThis 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 MethodsLectures, demonstrations and study groups
Method of AssessmentWritten exam (knowledge test) and assignments
Entry RequirementsBachelor in life sciences, biomedical sciences, (technical) medicine,
LiteratureScientific articles related to the specific lectures. More information
about these scientific articles can be found on CANVAS.
Target AudienceStudents following the Cardiovascular Research master program.
Additional InformationThis 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 RegistrationAll students of the Cardiovascular Research Program have to attend the compulsory courses of the program. For all courses you must register through VUnet.vu.nl 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 VUnet.vu.nl
Explanation CanvasCourse information, course reading, course announcements
Recommended background knowledgeCardiovascular Physiology Concepts
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||VUmc School of Medical Sciences|
|Course Coordinator||dr. W.S. Simonides|
|Examiner||P.L. Hordijk MA|
You need to register for this course yourself
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Study Group|