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2017
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Paediatric Sport and Exercise Medicine

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Medicine (UU)
Course code
M20
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 775
Level
Advanced bachelor level

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.

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.

Tags: vo2max, fitness, oxygen uptake, chidlren, exercise physiology, heart, lungs, hypoxia, cardiovascular health

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COURSE LEADER

The course consists of lectures provided by experts (2-4h daily), tutorial sessions and practical sessions. In addition, students prepare a group presentation on one of the topics of the course. Selfstudy for this assignment is incorporated in the course.

LECTURERS

Tim Takken PhD
Erik Hulzebos, PhD
Marco van Brussel PhD
Marcella Burghard, MSc

TARGET GROUP

Advanced bachelor students and master students with a (bio)medical background that are interested in paediatric exercise physiology. Students should have a basic knowledge of exercise physiology.

English language proficiency is required for this course.

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).

STUDY LOAD

The course consists of lectures provided by experts (2-4h daily) and tutorials in the morning. In the afternoon practical sessions are scheduled.
Group presentations are scheduled on the last morning of the week (Friday morning).

FEE

• € 775 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 575 - Course + course materials

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

MORE INFORMATION

Tim Takken, PhD
Medical Physiologist | Division Pediatrics, Kinderbewegingcentrum
Wilhelmina Children's Hospital (part of UMC Utrecht)

T: +31 88 75 741 18
E: t.takken@umcutrecht.nl


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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 21 August 2017

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