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Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3550-20-00-00 
Enrollment deadline: 10/04/2020
Date and time11.05.2020, at: 00:00 - 12.05.2020, at: 16:00
Regular seats25
Course fee3,840.00 kr.
LecturersMichael Kjær
ECTS credits2.10
Contact personElse Pedersen    E-mail address: Else.Pedersen@regionh.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from Nordic countries. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

Course title
Ageing and Exercise

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

1. Better understand the complex interplay of biological, social and cultural factors that influence health and wellbeing in elderly indiduals both at an individual and a societal level
2. Better understand the influence of regular physical activity upon the cardiovascular and skeletal muscle adaptations in the elderly human body
3. Better understand the influence of regular physical activity upon the brain and mental health adaptations in the elderly human body
4. Better present her/his own PhD project and results hereoff to other researchers
5. Better be able to ask critical questions to presentation of the newest knowledge by experts in the field of ageing research

The content of the course will be a focus upon the ageing individuals and the relation theroff to level of physical activity, reaching from observational studies, RCT studies and reviews. The topics of the course will cover basic, translational and clinical research, and focus on 1) The role of exercise in relation to life-span, health-span, metabolic health and developmeny of disease, 2) The role of exercise in relation to skeletal muscle and the cardiovascular system in elderly, and 3) The role of exercise in relation to brain and mental health in elderly.

PhD-students at all times of their PhD enrolment. No special qualifications are required.

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:

All graduate programmes


Lectures, Panel discussions with PhD students asking questions, and short oral presentations by participants

Course director
Michael Kjær, Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (michaelkjaer@sund.ku.dk)
Flemming Dela, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (fdela@sund.ku.dk)

Paul Greenhaff, Professor (University of Nottingham, UK)
Urho Kujala, Professor (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Janet Lord, Professor (University of Birmingham, UK)
Ylva Hellsten, Professor (University of Copenhagen)
Stephen Harridge, Professor (Kings College London, UK)
Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, Professor (Umeå University, Sweden)
Sue Francis, Professor (University of Nottingham, UK)
Jens Truelsen, Professor (University of Southern Denmark)
Lene Juel Rasmussen, Professor (University of Copenhagen)
Abigail Mackey, Associate professor (University of Copenhagen)
Jørn Wulff Helge, Professor (University of Copenhagen)

11 May – 12 May 2020

Course location
Panum Institute, Faculty for Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Please register before 10 April 2020

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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