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MOL3015 - Nanomedicine II - Therapy

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 25/100 A
Written examination 75/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course will introduce use of nanotechnology in therapy. In detail, the course will cover clinical biomaterials, tissue regeneration, including stem cell technology, immunological limitations and encapsulation strategies. Methods and possibillities for drug discovery. Use and design of nanoparticles for gene therapy, drug delivery and drug targeting. Physiological, cellular and toxicological limitations for medical use of nanoparticles. Theranostics, the combined use of in vivo imaging/diagnostics and therapy. Ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA) related to use of medical nanotechnology will be discussed. A written report is included, where the student will choose a theme from the lectures, review the litterature, describe current methods, concider and recommend use of emerging nanotechnologies in a theraputic setting.

Learning outcome

After completing the course MOL3015, the student should be able to:
• understand how nanotechnological approaches can be used in biomedical therapies
• understand biomaterials and interaction of biomaterials with cells, body fluids and tissues
• understand basic stem cell biology and corresponding requirement for tissue engineering
• understand the need, obstacles and solutions for polymeric, lipidous and solid nanosized drug delivery systems
• understand the toxicological aspects of nanosized surfaces and particles
• find, refer and evaluate available information

Learning methods and activities

The syllabus of the course is defined by the learning objectives. The course is based on lectures given by experienced researchers within each theme. The course includes a compulsory project providing an in-depth review of the primary litterature, which will account for 25 % of the final grade. The project must be approved for the student to be eligible to sit for the exam.The language of instruction is English. The lectures are held in the spring semester and start in early February.

Further on evaluation

Retake of the exam: Both the assignment and the written exam must be re-taken. The course includes a compulsory project providing an in-depth review of the primary literature, which will account for 25 % of the final grade. The project must be approved for the student to be eligible to sit for the exam.The language of instruction is English, and the exam must be answered in English.

Course materials

All course materials will be based on lectures.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Medical Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Organic Chemistry/Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine
  • Nanotechnology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 25/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 25/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Written examination 75/100 D 2019-11-25 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 75/100 D 2020-05-08 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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