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Course in metabolic diseases

Are you enrolled in the Biomedicine Master Programme at Lund University? The course in metabolic diseases is part of the programme and is taught by staff at LUDC.

The course provides students with specialisation in cell biology and human physiology. The course focuses on (some of the) endocrine and metabolic diseases that are included in the strong research areas at Lund University.

The course starts with the physiology of the endocrine organs and how they govern our metabolism. In the following weeks, we study endocrine pathophysiology from different perspectives, focusing on the different endocrine organs. The course also addresses cardiovascular complications that arise in connection with the metabolic syndrome and highlights genetic aspects of metabolic diseases.

The course is intended to prepare students for research and aims to introduce them to ongoing research within the field.

During the course, you will also have the opportunity to develop your own project through grant writing training.

Course content

  • Insulin secretion by pancreatic islets
  • Insulin action on target organs such as adipose tissue, muscle, and liver 
  • Gut hormones in metabolic regulation
  • Genetics of diabetes, genomics and state-of-the-art molecular methods 
  • Brain and HPA axis, and regulation of appetite and satiety
  • Mitochondrial function and metabolism

This course is part of the Biomedicine Master Programme at Lund University.

Would you like to apply for this course? Find out more about the course on the Lund University website.

Link to information about the Metabolic diseases course (7.5 hp)

Link to information about the Biomedicine Master Programme at Lund University



Rashmi Prasad, course leader
Rashmi [dot] prasad [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Joao Duarte, course leader
Joao [dot] duarte [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se