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Vascular function and angiogenesis in health and lifestyle related disease
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5484-18-06-31 
Enrollment deadline: 15/10/2018
PlaceDepartment of Nutrition Exercise and Sports
Date and time12.11.2018, at: 09:00 - 16.11.2018, at: 16:00
Regular seats20
LecturersBirgitte Høier
Ylva Hellsten
ECTS credits5.00
Contact personPeter Kromann Piil    E-mail address: pep@nexs.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserYlva Hellsten    E-mail address: yhellsten@nexs.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Exam requirementsNA. There will be no exam.
Exam formActive participation during the campus course
Exam aidsWithout aids
Grading scalePassed / Not passed
Criteria for exam assessmentParticipation in all course activities: lectures, article discussion, practical work/demonstrations sessions, workshops, and oral presentation of the students own PhD project.

Aim and content

The purpose of the PhD course is to present and discuss the most recent research in the area of basal regulation of blood flow and angiogenesis in skeletal muscle and the role of lifestyle related disease and physical training.

The course will cover:
- Anatomy and function of the microcirculation
- Control of blood flow and vascular function in skeletal muscle
- Regulation of angiogenesis in skeletal muscle
- The effect of lifestyle related disease and aging on angiogenesis and vascular function
- The effect of physical training on angiogenesis and vascular function

The final program is announced in September 2018.

Questions regarding the course should be directed to Peter Piil (pep@nexs.ku.dk).

Learning outcome
The students are expected to obtain:
- a solid insight into the latest knowledge regarding physical activity, vascular function and blood vessel growth in skeletal muscle
- theoretical and practical insight into methods in cardiovascular physiology
- an improved ability to critically evaluate scientific articles
- an improved ability to present and discuss science

Research articles.

Teaching and learning methods
The course will be a combination of lectures, article discussion, workshops, and practical work/demonstrations sessions including data treatment, and oral student presentation of own project.


Guest Lecturers:
- Professor Christopher Ellis, University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Professor Stuart Egginton, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
- Associate professor Stefan Mortensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
- Professor Perikles Simon, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
- MD Jakob Schmidt, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Lecturers from UCPH-SCIENCE:
- Professor Ylva Hellsten
- Assistant Professor Lasse Gliemann
- Postdoc Peter Piil

Preparation / Self-study: 84 hours
Course hours: 40 hours
Evaluation/Reporting: 1 hour
Total hours: 125


To enroll to this course, please:
1) Click on "Apply" and fill in the requested data (deadline: 15 October 2018).
2) You will recieve a short questionnaire by e-mail, which you are asked to respond to (deadline: 15 October 2018).
3) After reviewing by the course responsible, you will receive e-mail about your final enrollment to the course (by 22 October 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 the participants on this PhD course.

Other expenses:
Lunch and coffee breaks during the course will be paid for.
Course participants are expected to organize and pay for their own travel and accommodation.

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Universitetsparken 13, 2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark.

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