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Anti-Doping and Human Exercise Performance
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5480-17-06-31There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 27/10/2017
PlaceDepartment of Nutrition Exercise and Sports
Date and time20.11.2017, at: 09:00 - 24.11.2017, at: 13:30
Regular seats15
ECTS credits3.50
Contact personMie Bendtsen    E-mail address: mbendtsen@nexs.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserNikolai Baastrup Nordsborg    E-mail address: nbn@nexs.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Block noteScheduled dates: 20 - 24 November 2017
Scheme group noteDuration: 5 days
Grading scalePassed / Not passed
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours
Preparation / Self-Study25.00
Course hours45.00



The aim of the course is to disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge of physiology and methodology related to anti-doping efforts. A special focus is on hematology but other areas are addressed as well.

Course plan:

- Monday (9-16): Blood and plasma volume in relation to human exercise performance.
- Tuesday (9-16): The Athletes Biological Passport and other strategies for detecting blood volume manipulations.
- Wednesday (9-16): Grey-zone drugs including legal ergogenic aids, beta 2 agonists and pain-killers.
- Thursday (9-17): Testosterone & altitude training.
- Friday (9-13.30): New possibilities and challenges, including new pharmaceuticals & genetic manipulation.

Additionally, three laboratory sessions are included which address measurement of plasma and blood volumes and evaluation of performance enhancing effects of grey-zone drugs.

Important. As a participant in the course, you need to prepare for each day by reading the curriculum. This is a prerequisite for fruitful discussions. Also, you will be asked to engage in various tasks and presentations.

Find the final program and list of speakers here.

Learning outcome
Course participants will be trained in methods to evaluate blood volume changes and other relevant hematological responses. The participating ph.d. students will be trained in presenting ideas and original data related to the course theme. This is accomplished through pre-course preparation; on-course pitch of new project ideas as well as on-course interaction with senior scientists.

The participants will be engaged in discussion of the various topics by reading original research articles as well as reviews. The papers will be interactively discussed during the course and old and new ideas will be evaluated.

Participants will be exposed to emerging technologies relevant for detection of changes in blood volume with interest for basic research; clinical applications and anti-doping efforts. Some of the presented methods are also highly relevant in other research areas.

Literature and presentations will be supplied by the lecturers.


Guest lecturers:

Professor, M.Sc., Ph.D. Carsten Lundby; Universität Zurich, Switzerland

Professor Dr. Michael Sawka; Georgia Institute of technology, Atlanta, USA

Associate professor Martial Saugy, Institute of Sport Science, University of Lausanne, France

Professor Rasmus Bro, Department of Food Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Chief Physician, MD, Dr.Med., Julie Gehl, Herlev Hospital, Denmark

Postdoc Christoph Siebenmann, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sports Physiologist, M.Sc., Ph.D. Peter Møller Christensen, Team Denmark

Scientific Officer, Jakob Mørkeberg, Anti-Doping Denmark

Former professional cyclist Michael Rasmussen, Denmark

Teachers from UCPH - SCIENCE Faculty:

Associate Professor, M.Sc., Ph.D. Nikolai B. Nordsborg; Department of Nutrtion, Exercise & Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor, M.Sc., Dr. Scient., Lars Nybo, Department of Nutrtion, Exercise & Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Lars Dragsted, Department of Nutrtion, Exercise & Sports, University of Copenhagen

Professor Jørgen Wojtaszewski, Department of Nutrition, Exercise & Sports, University of Copenhagen

Assistant Professor, M.Sc., Ph.D. Morten Hostrup; Department of Nutrtion, Exercise & Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD student Jacob Bejder, Department of Nutrition, Exercise & Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD student Sara Solheim, Department of Nutrition, Exercise & Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


To enroll on this course, please:
1) Click on "Apply" and fill in the requested data (deadline: 27 October 2017).
2) You will recieve a short questionnaire by e-mail, which you are asked to respond to.
3) After reviewing by the course responsible, you will receive e-mail about your final enrollment to the course (by 1 November the latest).

Waiting list:
If the course is oversubscribed, it is possible to be assigned to a waiting list.

Course fee:
There is no course fee for PhD students.

Other expenses:
Course participants are expected to pay for their own lunch and coffee breaks during the course. Lunch is available from the University cantina at the participants' own expense. Dinner is not included.

Travel, accommodation and catering costs are to be covered by the participant. Hotel costs are expected to amount to approximately 200 EUR per night, but cheaper alternatives may be found.

The course is funded by the PhD School of SCIENCE and Partnership for Clean Competition.

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