Utrecht, Netherlands

Paediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine

when 13 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 595

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this program has been postponed to 2021.

Exercise is Medicine for healthy children as well as for children with chronic disease. This course will give a thorough introduction in paediatric sport and exercise medicine. Several experts in the field of pediatric exercise science will give you lectures and tutorials about exercise testing and activity assessment in children with and without chronic disease. This is an excellent course to provide you with more insights and practical skills in this field.

Paediatric health professionals now acknowledge the utility of exercise and exercise testing in diagnosis, treatment, and the primary and secondary prevention of chronic childhood conditions. Exercise testing has also been acknowledged as a useful tool in the monitoring of disease states and in assessing response to therapy. In this course we will summarize and discuss some of the current evidence and understanding of clinical paediatric exercise physiology focusing on the work our research group in the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital and others have performed in the last decade in a variety of chronic conditions. In the morning we will provide lectures, in the afternoon practical sessions will be provided in the Wilhelmina Childrens Hospital and the Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology.

Course leader

Tim Takken, PhD

Course aim

This course aims to increase students' knowledge about paediatric sports end exercise medicine. In addition, the lectures and practical sessions provide the students more insight in the clinical exercise physiology research performed in the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital of the UMC Utrecht and in the Shared Utrecht Pediatric Exercise Research Laboratory (SUPER-lab).

Fee info

EUR 595: Course + course materials + lunch
EUR 200: Housing fee (optional)

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