Cardiac disease

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

To obtain a thorough understanding of the mechanisms underlying cardiac
disease and current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. To get
familiar with state-of-the-art knowledge and scientific frontiers in the
field of cardiac disease.

Inhoud vak

This course focuses on cardiac disease, with specific emphasis on heart
failure, cardiac arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension and right
ventricular failure and myocardial infarction.
Clinicians and experimental researchers active in the area of scientific
research for cardiac disease provide the lectures. Students are required
to read scientific articles and to participate in scientific


Lectures, demonstrations and study groups


Digital exam (knowledge test) and assignments

Vereiste voorkennis

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.


The course is only available for the Cardiovascular Research Master

Overige informatie

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

Examinator: Dr. F.S. Handoko- de Man
Vakcoordinator: Prof.dr. D. Simonides

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

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

Toelichting Canvas

Course information, course reading, course announcements

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts
Second edition
R.E. Klabunde

Algemene informatie

Vakcode M_CCDMDT16
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit VUmc
Vakcoördinator dr. W.S. Simonides
Examinator dr. F.S. Handoko-de Man

Praktische informatie

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