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Skeletal muscle: size, signalling, and satellite cells
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3220-18-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 16/08/2018
Date and time26.09.2018, at: 09:00 - 28.09.2018, at: 16:00
Regular seats15
Course fee5,520.00 kr.
LecturersAbigail Mackey
ECTS credits3.20
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). 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. design a sound scientific study to elucidate new mechanisms in the adaptation of human skeletal muscle.
2. justify and defend the study design
3. understand the difference between young and ageing skeletal muscle in terms of its potential to adapt to various exercise stimuli
4. choose analysis methods that are suitable for testing the study hypotheses
5. evaluate the merit of published articles in this field by acquiring an appreciation of the strengths and limitations of the design and analysis methods employed

Differences in response to exercise training between young and old will be studied. Within this context, the three main areas covered will include: changing muscle fibre size, satellite cells, and related signalling pathways. Each teacher will provide a theory talk and a method talk.

PhD students or pre-PhD students working in the field of ‘human skeletal muscle’

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 and Clinical Research in Musculoskeletal and Oral Sciences (MUSKOS)
All graduate programs


Lectures, group work, students presentations and group discussions
For instance: Lectures, group work, discussions, poster presentations, exercises or others.

Course director
Abigail Mackey; Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital (building 8), Bispebjerg Bakke 23, Copenhagen 2400 NV; Tlf 35 31 60 90; abigailmac@sund.ku.dk

Abigail Mackey (Copenhagen University), Jesper Løvind Andersen (Bispebjerg Hospital), Peter Schjerling (Bispebjerg Hospital) and three internationally-recognised experts in the field.

26-28 September 2018

Course location
Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital (building 10), Nielsine Nielsens Vej, Copenhagen 2400 NV

Please register before 16th August 2018

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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