NSCPHD1095  Biomechanics and motor control in exercise physiology

Volume 2015/2016
Education

Biomechanics, motor control and exercise physiology

Content

 

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Subject area

This course is intended to provide PhD candidates the state of art within methods on measuring muscle function from basic to applied level and the role of physical activity in health.

Scientific content

- Musculoskeletal adaptations to exercise, inactivity and fatigue.

- Health and performance related benefits of exercise in different study groups.

- Muscle activation strategy during exercise in health and disease.

- Interaction between muscle oxygenation, muscle activation, muscle mechanics and force transfer.

- Assessment of postural control, motor function and physical performance.

- Indicators of vascular and musculoskeletal disorders

- Exercise in lower body positive pressure; muscle activation, joint and bone load, cardiorespiratory response.

Age and gender aspects will be included.

The content is directed towards:

- Sport and everyday life as well as clinical problems including optimization of performance, rehabilitation and injury prevention.

 

Learning Outcome

Learning outcome

After the PhD course the student should be updated on the current knowledge on training physiology to maintain muscular health. Included in this is the deep understanding and critical approach to state of the art methods on measuring muscle function from basic to applied level. A special focus will be on the understanding of the importance of physical activity in the context of rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Scientific articles

Solid background of motor control, biomechanics and exercise physiology.
The participants should be PhD students with a good background in motor control, biomechanics and exercise physiology.
Course structure
The course will consist of lectures given by invited experts in the field, discussions, laboratory work and student presentations (oral + poster).
The lecturers will be national as well as international guest lectures.
The participants are encouraged to present their own research projects during the course.
Organization
The course is organized in collaboration between researchers at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sport, University of Copenhagen; Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark; and Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University.

Course committee: Course leader Associate Professor Bente R. Jensen (NEXS), Professor Gisela Sjøgaard and Professor Karen Søgaard (SDU), Professor Madeleine Pascal (AaU).

This course should be seen as a continuation of previous PhD courses in the field, organized in collaboration between the three Universities. The previous courses were hosted by the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen 2009; Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen 2010; Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University 2011; and Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark 2013.
Credit
4 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Marking scale
completed/not completed
Censorship form
No external censorship
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 60
  • Lectures
  • 40
  • Total
  • 100