Undergraduate Education

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The Department of Medicine at the Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, is profiled on education and research in common disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, inflammation with focus on allergy, rheumatic disorders, skin diseases and infections. We use the close relation between education and research to guarantee our students front-line knowledge and skills.

Our undergraduate education is given in the biomedicine programmes and the medical programme, but as a student you will also interact with students and staff from other professional categories.

Close interaction between the hospital and the department will give you a unique opportunity to understand and apply the basics of biomedicine and medicine while your critical thinking improves and your curiosity is stimulated.

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A new Ladok system at KI

Information for students , both undergraduates and advanced.

Here is a brief introduction movie to the Ladok student interface. It is subtitled in English. Student Ladok

Programmes in Biomedicine

The Department offers courses at three different programmes in biomedicine.

Bachelor's programme in biomedicine

Information about the programme is found here.

Molecular Medicine, 15 ECTS

In 2019 the course is replced by Molecular Medicine - Cardiometabolic and Infectious Diseases, 15 hp

The focus of the course is that of common diseases viewed from a translational medicine perspective. Molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of a range of common diseases are considered. Both theoretical and practical aspects are covered.

The central theme of the course is translational research: “bed to bench and back again”. Ongoing research questions and the methodological approaches that are employed are discussed. Students will acquire an understanding of how translational research is performed such that novel diagnostic methodologies and treatment strategies can be developed.

Master´s programme in biomedicine

Information about the programme is found here.

Frontiers in translational medicine, 22 ECTS

The main theme in translational medicine is -”from molecule to patient and from patient to molecule”. Applying cellular and molecular biological knowledge for an understanding of different diseases and for design of new treatments or diagnostics is the basis for the course.

The course focuses on several diseases with inflammation as a link. The aims are that the student should understand the connection between how changes at the molecular level can influence basic functions in individual cells and/or organs; special focus is placed on changes from healthy to diseased tissue and on the connection between symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Technologies such as relevant cellular and molecular biological technologies, biobanks and the methodology of the –omics are reviewed.

Master´s programme in molecular techniques in life science

The programme is a collaboration between KTH, KI och SU.

Frontiers in translational medicine, 16,5 ECTS

The main theme is to gain understanding of common human diseases from a translational medicine perspective involving high-throughput data analyses. A central concept is to understand how huge datasets of cellular, molecular biological and molecular genetic data can be used to improve our knowledge of human diseases.

The aims of the course are that the student should acquire knowledge about human biology in health  and disease, understand why and how molecular techniques improve understanding of human biology as well as the implications of these interdisciplinary approaches for the discovery of novel diagnostics and treatments.

Medical programme

Information available only in Swedish, please click "Denna sida på svenska" above!