1 March 2024
Paracelsus Medical University - Exercise Physiology in Health and Disease
The course will provide a comprehensive overview of human exercise physiology and its connection to health and disease. International and leading scientists from Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Norway will provide participants with overviews and in-depth insights into the cardiovascular system, blood, metabolism, skeletal muscle, endocrine system, nutrition, and environmental modulators like hypoxia or heat. A special feature of the course will be the constant alternation between theoretical and practical parts, in which attendees will get to know methods such as cardiopulmonary exercise testing, inert gas rebreathing, resting and exercise cardiac ultrasound, CO-rebreathing, endurance and sprint performance testing or indirect calorimetry and will be theoretically introduced to tracer-based assessments of metabolism.
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PD Dr. Gunnar Treff, PhD, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg
The course is of an advanced level and is intended for students of master courses (i.e. at least B.Sc. graduated) in life sciences (e.g. medicine, molecular medicine, sports science, physiotherapy, etc.), PhD candidates and licensed physicians or postdocs who want to deepen their knowledge and experience in exercise physiology
Participants completing this course can implement the acquired theoretical and practical knowledge in exercise physiology in their further education and professional work.
At the end of the course, participants have a good understanding of the following techniques: (i) a pulmonary test, (ii) ECG (electrocardiogram), (iii) cardiac output & function test, (iv) carbonmonoxid (CO) rebreathing, (v) hypoxia measurement, (vi) metabolite blood test, (vii) biomechanical assessments, (viii) analysis of the skeletal musculature, (ix) measurement of resting metabolic rate & body composition.
The participants meet people from all over the world with shared interests on the course thus forming professional networks.
Successful completion of the course fosters confidence and awareness thereby enabling participants to develop their personal competences in investigative exercise science.
By meeting attendees from different cultural backgrounds, attendees sharpen their inter-cultural skills and awareness. Furthermore, participants learn to respect other people as they perform the tests on each other.
At the end of the course, participants can apply the learned techniques and theoretical knowledge to strengthen their evidence-based investigations in the field of exercise science.
This course awards 3 ECTS and is thus eligible for an Erasmus+ short-term mobility grant. University staff can also apply for an Erasmus+ grant for staff training. Please contact your home university for information about the Erasmus+ grant application.
EUR 549: Students: Registration fee includes tuition, laboratory work, three social events including opening dinner on Sunday, lunches, coffee/tee, and certificate of participation. Additional meals, travel, and accommodation are not included and must be arranged for by the participants.
EUR 699: Non-student: Registration fee includes tuition, laboratory work, three social events including opening dinner on Sunday, lunches, coffee/tee, and certificate of participation. Additional meals, travel, and accommodation are not included and must be arranged for by the participants.