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Physical activity induced adaptations in skeletal muscle and connective tissue - Function, Health, Performance and Injury
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3264-21-00-00There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 18/08/2021
Date and time18.09.2021, at: 09:00 - 25.09.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats15
Course fee7,320.00 kr.
LecturersJørn Helge
ECTS credits3.50
Contact personJacqueline van Hall    E-mail address: jacq@sund.ku.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), 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.

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

1.The student will obtain knowledge about the research topics covered within the course. These topics cover some of the central and key research topics at Xlab and at ISMC and the student will therefore obtain a broad insight into the reseach areas and focus of these two labs.
2.The student will be trained in presenting and subsequently defending their own data. The student will be challenged by a panel of senior researchers and fellow students and will gain insight into being challenged in front of a "friendly" audience.
3.The student will gain an insight into the breadth of scientific designs and their application in pre as well as a clinical reseach.
4.The student will gain insight into key methodology and their applications and see these in the perspective of pre clinical as well as clinical research.

The course will be a 6 day course focusing on the primary research topics in a series of consecutive lectures within the topics listed below. The lectures will, as indicated in the program, run from 8.30 to 12.30 (one day from 8.30 to 13.00) and then there will be student presentations in the evening.
Topics covered:
From basic research to clinical implications for treatment.
Exercise research methods today and in the future I
To cut or not to cut – surgery as a treatment in sports injuries
Exercise research methods today and in the future
The ageing body
Exercise research methods today and in the future II
Elite sports performance and injuries
Muscle growth & sarcopenia
Health improvements and disease/injury treatment – Exercise or Not?
Brain health, trauma and ageing

The student will give 15 min presentations followed by 15-20 min discussion with a panel of the participating teachers, scientists etc. asking questions-

The participants will be PhD-students affiliated to Xlab at BMI, SUND and/or Institute of Sports Medicine at BBH and/or visiting PhD-students.

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 Sciences


The course will consist of lectures, oral presentations, group work and some broader science dissemination lectures.

Course director
Jørn Wulff Helge, Professor, Xlab, Department of Biomedical Sciences, SUND, KU. Email: Jhelge@sund.ku.dk

Andrew Carr, professor, Consultant, Oxford University, UK
Flemming Dela, professor, BMI, SUND, KU
Peter Magnusson, professor, ISMC, BBH, SUND, KU
Clara Prats, Assoc. professor, BMI, SUND, KU
Abigail Mackey, Assoc. professor, BMI, SUND, KU
Per Aagaard, professor, Institute , SDU, DK
Peter Scherling, senior researcher, ISMC, BBH
Lene Juel Rasmussen, professor, ICMM, SUND, KU
Finn Johanssen, Consultant, ISMC, BBH
Simon Døssing, Consultant, ISMC, BBH
Steen Larsen, Assoc. professor, BMI, SUND, KU
Rene Svensson, senior researcher, ISMC, BBH
Julien Ochala, Assoc. professor, BMI, SUND, KU
Jakob Agergaard, senior researcher, ISMC, BBH
Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, professor, ISMC, BBH + (Hvidovre Hospital), SUND, KU
Jesper Løvind Andersen, senior researcher, ISMC, BBH
Christoffer Brushøj, Consultant, ISMC, BBH
Jesper Petersen, Consultant, ISMC BBH
Anders Karlsen, Post Doc, ISMC, BBH
Jørn Helge, professor, BMI, SUND, KU
Christian Couppe, Assoc. professor, ISMC, BBH, SUND, KU
Tommy Øhlenschlæger, Consultant, ISMC, BBH

18/9 to 25/9 2021. The actual course dates will be; 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, and 24th 2021. The remaining days will be spent on travelling, some group work 22nd and social interaction. Please note that some course dates are in the weekend.

Course location
Plakias, Creete, Greece

Please register before 18th of August 2021.

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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