ECTS credits: 3


Course parameters:

Language: English

Level of course: PhD course

Time of year: 10-12 Sept 2018

No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like:21/72

Capacity limits: None


Objectives of the course:

During the course a number of concepts, characteristics, phenomena and topics relevant for employing nanoscience in hepatology will be presented.


Learning outcomes and competences:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Account for central liver functions and pathologies
  • Provide examples on how nanoscience may be of relevance and have applications and potential within hepatology
  • Identify suitable biomaterials and assemblies towards specific medical liver issues
  • Describe the central content of a recent scientific article within this interdisciplinary area and examine it critically.


Compulsory program:

In order to obtain the 3 ECTS points, the following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • Attending the program from 10 – 12 Sept 2018
  • Preparation of the exercise handed out prior to the course
  • In time submission of the assignment after the course


Course contents:

The PhD course aims at providing the students with an overview over potential applications of nanoscience in hepatology.

The students will attend lectures given by scientists working on the topic. Following on, there will be an exercise on the subjects (paper discussion, group work or similar).

The students will have to prepare a provided assignment prior to the course.

The students will have to submit a written report within 2 weeks after the course. 


Name of lecturer[s]:

- Professor Henning Grønbæk, Department of Clinical Medicine - The Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology V, Aarhus University Hospital

- Associate Prof. Brigitte Stadler, iNANO, Aarhus University


2-3 international speakers

1-2 local lecturers


Type of course/teaching methods:

Lectures and exercises



Reviews provided by the lecturers


Course homepage:

Blackboard page


Course assessment:

A minireview which discusses an assignment question in the context of the scientific area.

Grading: internal marking

Assessment: pass/fail 



Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center



9am – 5 pm



iNANO House, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

iNANO - Gustav Wieds Vej 14 - 8000 - Aarhus - 21184164