Trauma Science

Third-cycle level | 1.5 credits (HEC) | Course code: C4F6001
HT 2024
Study period: 2024-10-21 - 2024-10-25
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in English
Application period: 2024-04-15 - 2024-05-06

Course description

Trauma is a major global public health concern and is the largest single factor of death and severe disability for people younger than 45 years The incidence of trauma continues to rise. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2025 trauma will become the leading cause of death worldwide due to ageing in western populations, increasing road use in developing countries and conflicts. This course is organized for PhD students who are interested in clinical, translational and basic trauma research, and comprises most major aspects of trauma science.

Requirements and Selection

Prerequisite courses, or equivalent

No prerequisite courses, or equivalent, demanded for this course.


Selection will be based on:  
1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant’s doctoral project (according to written motivation). 
2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date). 


Course director

Mattias Günther, MD PhD, Associate Professor, Experimental Traumatology Laboratory

Carl Magnus Wahlgren, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor in trauma surgery, Karolinska University Hospital

Link to website

Course syllabus



Department of neuroscience

Doctoral programme

Cardiovascular Research (CVR), Neuroscience

Type of course

**Other course


Trauma science, Traumavetenskap

CONTACTMattias Günther