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Vascular function and angiogenesis in relation to health and physical activity
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5498-22-06-31 
Enrollment deadline: 01/08/2022
PlaceDepartment of Nutrition Exercise and Sports
Date and time29.08.2022, at: 09:30 - 02.09.2022, at: 15:00
Regular seats25
ECTS credits3.00
Contact personSophie Møller    E-mail address: sopm@nexs.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserLasse Gliemann    E-mail address: gliemann@nexs.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Scheme groupNot included in the scheme group
Exam formContinuous assessment
Grading scalePassed / Not passed
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours


Aim and content
Course description
The course covers cardiovascular function, from the microcirculation to the heart, with a focus on the influence of lifestyle related disease and physical activity. Emphasis will be on the latest state of the art research in the field as well as experimental procedures and analytical methods. The course will include four senior international lecturers as well as several Danish lecturers, each well-renowned within their field. The lecturers are expected to participate throughout the whole course.

The course will be a combination of lectures and discussions and practical hands-on as well as demonstration experiments, data treatment and data presentation. An important part of the course is presentations and discussions of the PhD projects of the participating PhD students. There will be a strong emphasis on interactions between faculty and students as well as between students to promote scientific discussions and networking.

Learning outcome
The students are expected to get a solid insight into:

• The latest state of the art in the area of macro- and microvascular function and skeletal muscle angiogenesis.

• How macro- and microvascular function and skeletal muscle angiogenesis is influenced by life style related disease and physical activity

• Experimentation and methods in cardiovascular physiology, including hands on with several methods

The students are also expected to learn how to critically evaluate scientific work and to improve their ability to present and discuss science.

Literature will consist of scientific articles provided as electronic links to the course participants in the weeks before course start.

Guest lecturers
Professor Christopher Ellis
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Stuart Egginton
University of Leeds, Leeds
United Kingdom

Professor Michael Tschakovsky
Queens University, Kingston

Professor Adrian Evans
Swansea University and Morriston Hospital
United Kingdom

Lecturers from UCPH-SCIENCE
Associate Professor Lasse Gliemann
Professor Ylva Hellsten
Post Doc Sophie Møller

The course runs on-site over five full days. The students are expected to have read the articles on their own time in preparation for the lectures. The students are also expected to prepare for presentations, discussions, experimental work and data analysis. In total, the expected workload for the students amounts to at least 75 hrs of work, corresponding to 3 ECTS. The participants are expected to put at least half of these hours into selfstudy for the course, preparing presentations and articles. There is no exam but full participation and presentations are required for passing the course.

Practical aspects

Venue: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, The August Krogh Building, Universitetsparken 13, 2100 Copenhagen Ø.

The program can be downloaded here.

Deadline for course registration: 20th of June, 2022.

Fee: There is no fee. Each student must pay and arrange their own travel and accommodation in Copenhagen during the course.

For more information please contact Sophie Møller

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