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Integrative Human Cardiovascular Control
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3205-17-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 01/05/2017
Date and time15.05.2017, at: 08:00 - 20.05.2017, at: 17:00
Regular seats20
Course fee10,800.00 kr.
LecturersNiels Secher
ECTS credits5.20
Contact personJaime Finkelstein    E-mail address: Jaime.Finkelstein@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School). Special rules apply for research year students enrolled at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student, you will be placed on the waiting list for the course until enrollment deadline. After the deadline of enrollment, available seats will be allocated to students on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Knowledge: Detailed physiological knowledge on regulatory mechanisms for the integrated cardiovascular system and for special circulations (muscle, brain, coronary, skin, internal organs). The student is expected to gain insight into special methods of relevance and be able to provide an overview of available methods within the field – ranging from evaluation with Imaging, Doppler- and tracer techniques to sampling of tissue or blood, assessment of neural activity. Knowledge on common intervention techniques e.g. manipulation with blood volume, central blood volume, vasodilation, neural blocking etc.

2. Skills: The student will get hand on experience with some of the presented techniques (Doppler flow and Echo) and work with calculations of the experimental data. Oral presentation of project + work with writing skills

3. Competences: The student will be able to integrate knowledge from the different ”disciplines” (methods and areas of interest) – evaluate strength/weaknesses of measures/study designs and provide realistic perspectives on own findings.

This course covers important theoretical and practical aspects of methods in integrative human cardiovascular studies. The purpose is to provide the participants with knowledge of advantages and pitfalls of these methods during morning lectures and to demonstrate methods and allow participants hands-on experience during afternoon practical sessions. Complete course program will be available at www.dacra.dk ahead of the course start

Ph.D students working with CV physiology – i.e. medical, human biology, human physiologi or animal biology.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

Basic Metabolic Research
Clinical Research
Basic and Clinical Research in Musculoskeletal and Oral Sciences.

English in all sessions

22 morning lectures. 18 hours of afternoon lab-experiments/practical (3 workshops with Participant demonstrations and in vivo demonstrations. Homework required (written abstract developed during the course + oral presentation of ph.D project). Evaluation/exam - Knowledge Review .

Course directors

Lars Nybo, DSc, Department of Sports Science and Nutrition, The August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. E-mail: innielsen@if.ku.dk?Tel: +45 29 90 52 79 Niels H. Secher, MD, DMSc, Department of Anestesia, The Abdominal Centre, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. E-mail: niels.secher@ regionh.dk. Tel: +45 35 45 22 42.

International capacities: Prof. Peter Raven, Prof. Craig Crandall, Ph.D Scott Smith, US; Dr. Johannes Van Lieshout, VU, Holland; Prof Jose Gonzalez-Alonso, Brunel University, James Fisher and Damian Bailey, (UK), Paul Fadel, Per Madsen, Kim Bredahl, Ylva Hellsten, Carsten Lundby, Stefan Mortensen (DK). The experts will lecture along with local speakers and also participate in the afternoon sessions.

15th-20th May 2017

Course location
Panum institute + lab experiments at Rigshospitalet, Panum and August Krogh

Please register before 10th April 2017

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students) If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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