Netherlands, Utrecht

Paediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine

when 27 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 595

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. During this week we will summarize the current evidence regarding clinical pediatric exercise physiology and the role of exercise as medicine. Moreover skills will be practiced regarding anthropometrics, exercise testing, and test interpretation. We will also give a workshop about how to measure physical activity.

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. Moreover, seval external experts will be invited and share their experience with the group.

Course leader

Dr. Tim Takken

Target group

Students with a background in physiology, exercise science, nutrition or medicine. Also pediatric health care professionals (in training) are welcome.

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 Childrens Hospital of the UMC Utrecht and in the Shared Utrecht Pediatric Exercise Research Laboratory (SUPER-lab).

Credits info

1.5 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 595: Course + course materials
EUR 200: Housing

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