Life Sciences Courses
The Utrecht Summer School offers a variety of academic courses in the fields of Medicine; Veterinary Medicine; Pharmacology; Global, Maternal and Child Health; and Epidemiology.
7 course(s) found
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
The course focuses on concepts and methods of mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. Starting from basic assumptions on transmission of infection, models will be formulated and key quantities will be derived. Mathematical tools to formulate and analyse compartmental infectious disease models will be introduced and applications to specific infectious diseases and intervention strategies will be discussed. Students will develop their own…
Advanced In Vitro Models
Learn about how Advanced In Vitro Models (AIM) holds the potential to reduce animal experimentation by scientific breakthroughs. The convergence of science, technology, legislation and extrapolation modelling in Utrecht is highlighted in this week-long course. This programme is comprised of meeting experts, hands-on bench work, modelling and demonstrations. It allows for a high amount of interaction among lecturers, keynote speakers and fellow…
Global Health Ethics & Equity
This summer course focuses on urgent topics in global health ethics and equity. With an enthusiastic team of experts from all over the world, the current major challenges to health equity in the world as well as potential solutions are discussed. This programme is a collaboration between the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Royal Tropical Institute.
Learn how regenerative medicine (RM) may hold the potential to bring (human and animal) therapies from the lab into the clinic. The convergence of science, technology and medicine in Utrecht is highlighted in this one-week course. The programme is comprised of meeting experts, patients, hands-on bench work, and demonstrations. It allows for a high amount of interaction among lecturers, keynote speakers and fellow participants.
Global Surgery & OBGYN
The Global Surgery & Obstetrics/Gynaecology summer course provides a unique overview of topics related to Global Surgery, Gynaecology and Maternal care, with an emphasis on essential surgical care from a worldwide perspective. A great variety of topics will be discussed in interactive lectures, case study sessions and small working groups with experts in the field. The diverse composition of speakers and participants from all over the globe…
Challenges in Global Health: Non-Communicable Diseases
This one-week course aims to enhance the participant's knowledge and understanding of major health challenges with a focus on chronic non-communicable diseases globally. The topics discussed range from burden of and risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases, epidemiologic transition and globalisation, to the effects of early life environment, environmental changes on health, the intersection of communicable and non-communicable diseases…
The digital universe is expanding continuously. This huge amount of information often referred to as big data have a huge potential to answer questions that could not be answered before. For example, in biomedical sciences, researchers increasingly make use of these Big Data, by pooling real-time data from multiple sources including electronic healthcare records in order to e.g. detect diseases at an early stage.