LMP1102H: Clinical concepts in inflammatory/autoimmune arthritis

Who can attend

No specific courses are required; however, we prefer background knowledge in:

  • LMP1101: Basic concepts in inflammatory/autoimmune arthritis (module 1)
  • cellular/molecular biology (LMP1510 or equivalent)
  • biochemistry (LMP301H1, BCH242Y or equivalent)
  • immunopathology (LMP403H1 or equivalent)

Course description

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • the relationship between immune abnormalities and development of clinical arthritis
  • the association between arthritis with common comorbidities
  • how targeted therapies for arthritis work

Course coordinator

Dr. Vinod Chandran


lmp.grad@utoronto.ca for administrative queries.

Timings and location

This course is offered in even years (i.e. years ending in 0,2, etc.) in the Winter session.

Tuesdays 2 – 4 pm

Location: online (a zoom link will be provided)

Evaluation methods

Final exam – 75%

In-class presentation – 15%

Participation in class – 10%





March 5, 2024

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Vinod Chandran

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Zahi Touma

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Lihi Eder

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Preclinical phase of inflammatory arthritis

Joan Wither

April 9, 2024

The role of imaging in arthritis patients: some case studies

Rakesh Mohankumar

April 16, 2024

Newer therapies in the management of arthritis

Dafna Gladman