Exercise physiology in basic and applied research

Aim and content:

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

a. Identify study designs and methodologies used to study muscle physiology and adaptation over short (acute) and prolonged (long-term) periods of intervention.
b. Discuss the choice and adequacy of various methods to study muscle physiology
c. Reflect on statistical considerations during the design of the study

The themes covered by the course is
– approaches and designs used to study acute and long-term adaptations in muscle physiology and function
– presently used and accepted methodologies and assessment methods to study adaptations to exercise and physical inactivity
– presentations will be chilled up with newest knowledge within fields of muscle and exercise physiology in young and elderly populations.
– statistical considerations in designing and reporting and ‘the strength’ of methodologies to support conclusive remarks will be a included in discussions throughout the course.

Prior to the course each participant should submit a written (half page) description of their own project.

PhD students and others who plan or have begun a scientific research career in the area of exercise physiology, including sports science, sports medicine, and rehabilitation.


Lectures, hands-on demonstrations, student presentations, and plenum discussions.
A series of student presentations and discussion lectures will be based on the participants’ own projects and they are thus obliged to participate actively in plenum discussions.
Participants are expected to read some original articles.

Course director:
Lars Holm, Ph.D., Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, e-mail: larsh@sund.ku.dk or phone: +45 3531 6662.

National and international active scientists and specialists within specific research areas.

Course secretary:
Diana Christensen, Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. E-mail: diana.lyng.christensen@regionh.dk, phone: +45 3531 6663.

The course took place May 26-29, 2015

Course location:
Auditorium at Department of Physical Therapy, bldg. 10, Bispebjerg Hospital, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark.

Please register before March 20, 2015

Admission to PhD students from Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the rules in force.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrollment.

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