This advanced level course in Molecular Physiology at Stockholm University takes place January to Mars. The course lasts eleven weeks (15 credits) and covers physiology at the molecular level and consists of the following parts:

General physiology: covers neurophysiology, excretion, endocrinology, circulation, muscle physiology, sensory physiology, temperature regulation, respiration, digestion and nutrition.

Advanced physiology: covers certain areas of physiology in more detail, e.g. signal transduction, ion channels, gene expression and manipulation, relationship between central and peripheral regulation, cell development, brown adipose tissue, obesity, hibernation, thermal control in neonates and fever.

Applied physiology: covers methods, interpretation of results and presentation techniques.

The course also includes four weeks of practical laboratory work related to ongoing research in our research group where you get to work closely with a doctoral or postdoctoral researcher. Students can choose a variety of interesting topics in physiology for their project work, depending on the research ongoing at the time of the course.

In addition the course offers shorter lab stations where central methods in the study of molecular physiology is taught, including qPCR, western blot, MRI, immunocytochemistry and glucose uptake

We appreciate close contact between the professors, PhD students, postdocs, researchers and the students of the course to share experience and exchange ideas. The students of the course are encouraged to eat lunch with the research group and the course includes planned social activities, including a dinner.

As this is an advanced course the student must have previous knowledge equivalent to 30 credits in Chemistry, including 7,5 credits in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology 27 credits and Physiology 15 credits or, alternatively, 60 credits in Chemistry and a minimum of 15 credits in Biochemistry or Molecular Life Sciences is needed. In addition, 15 credits advanced Molecular Biology/Molecular Life Sciences is required. The course is given in English.