The renin angiotensin aldosterone system, RAAS.

The course is offered by the Graduate Programme for Heart, Kidney & Circulation

Course content: The course is based on lectures on topics ranging from enzyme reactions over cellular aspects of renin secretion to recent clinical advances in the use of RAAS blockers. The course covers new technologies. The course includes hands-on experience and practical guidance to the measurements of the variables of the RAAS and to clinical procedures often applied in research to assess cardiovascular parameters affected by RAAS intervention (coronary flow reserve using echocardiography, carotid IMT using ultrasound and pulse wave analyses using SphygmoCor System.

To gain knowledge about regulation of synthesis and release of renin-angiotensin system components
- To obtain insight in optimal conditions for measuring components of the RAAS
- To gain knowledge about methods available for measuring RAAS components
- To be able to evaluate critically reported data in the literature on RAAS system components
- To gain knowledge on drugs used to interfere with the RAAS and their applications in cardiovascular disease
- To gain knowledge on methods to assess target organ damage and changes after use of RAAS inhibitors
- To analyze indications for use of RAAS inhibitors in cardiovascular disorders

Number of participants: Max. 20

Course date: 19 - 21 August

ECTS credits: 2,4

Venue: Winsløwparken, Odense

Course fee
The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled at The Institute of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark.
Students enrolled at other Danish universities should pay for course material, which in this case amounts to DKK 1699,-
For other participants there is a course fee of DKK 6220,- 

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