Aim and content

Learning objectives
This course is aimed at Ph.D. students working in the field of ‘human skeletal muscle’.

By the end of this course, the students should be able to design a sound scientific study to elucidate new mechanisms in the adaptation of human skeletal muscle. The students should be able to justify and defend the study design.

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

a. To understand the difference between young and ageing skeletal muscle in terms of its potential to adapt to various exercise stimuli.
b. To choose analysis methods that are suitable for testing the study hypotheses.
c. To 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.

Content
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.

Participants
PhD students or pre-PhD students

Language
English

Form
Lectures, group work, students presentations and group discussions

Course director
Abigail Mackey-Sennels; 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; abigail.mackey@gmail.com

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

Course secretary
Else Pedersen; Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital (building 8), Bispebjerg Bakke 23, Copenhagen 2400 NV; Tlf 35 31 60 89; eped0005@bbh.regionh.dk

Dates
23-25 September 2015

Course location
Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital (building 10), Bispebjerg Bakke 23, Copenhagen 2400 NV

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