NSCPHD1277 Vascular function and angiogenesis in health and lifestyle related disease

Volume 2015/2016

Human Fysiologi



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The purpose of the PhD course is to present and discuss the most recent research in the area of basal regulation of blood flow and angiogenesis in skeletal muscle and the role of lifestyle related disease and physical training.

The course will cover:

  • Anatomy and function of the microcirculation
  • Control of blood flow and vascular function in skeletal muscle
  • Regulation of angiogenesis in skeletal muscle
  • The effect of lifestyle related disease and aging on angiogenesis and vascular function.
  • The effect of physical training on angiogenesis and vascular function.



The course will be a combination of lectures and discussions and practical hands-on and demonstration experiments, data treatment and data presentation. In addition, the participants will present their own PhD projects.


The course is a full time 5 day venue held at the August Krogh Building, University of Copenhagen, in November 2015. Combined with article reading, preparation for presentations, discussions and experimental work and data analysis, the participants are expected to contribute with at least 125 hrs of work, corresponding to 5 ECTS.


The course is offered by the department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and is part of the research programme "Physical activity and nutrition for improvement of health" funded by the UCPH Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research. Financial support for the course has been provided by the faculty of SCIENCE at UCPH.

Learning Outcome

The students are expected to get a solid insight into the latest research on physical activity, cardiovascular health and blood vessel growth.

The students are expected to obtain solid understanding and insight into methods in cardiovascular physiology

The students are expected to critically evaluate scientific work and to strengthen their ability to present and discuss science.

Scientific articles

Solid background of human physiology
The participants should be PhD students with a good background in human physiology
Lectures, practical experiments, group discussions, student presentations
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Course Preparation
  • 85
  • Exercises
  • 10
  • Lectures
  • 30
  • Total
  • 125
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period




Criteria for exam assesment

Full participation is the only requirement for obtaining aceptance.