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 you will learn the application of physiological knowledge in clinical practice. We will have several practical demonstrations during this week.?There will be demonstrations how to do a cardiopulmonary exercise test, field fitness test and body composition.
Life Sciences courses
Our summerschool is aimed at advanced master students and starting PhD students with the goal to teach them on recent advances in neural circuit development and plasticity from an interdisciplinary perspective. This will be achieved in three ways: first, lectures on basic neurobiological principles by the organisers, second, a series of lectures by renowned international speakers and third, participants work on assignments that require extensive discussion between lecturers, organizers and participants. Our goal is to inspire young scientist at an early stage of their career by providing them with new insights, provocative thoughts and a networks of peers.
Do you want to become a veterinary expert in the livestock sector? Are you interested in advancing animal health and animal welfare in relation to public health and the environment??Then sign up for this summer course that will prepare you for the Master’s programme in Farm Animal and Veterinary Public Health at Utrecht University. The course-programme offers intensive training in the physical examination of animals, with an emphasis on cattle, swine and poultry. Furthermore, you will learn how to perform clinical reasoning and will learn about topical issues on animal welfare, ethics and legislation.
The Global Surgery summer course provides a unique overview of the topic Global Surgery, with an emphasis on essential surgical care from?a worldwide perspective. In one week time there will be both practical, theoretical and scientific research sessions as well as experience based stories from experts in the field. The practical workshops will, among others, include bowel anastomosis techniques?as well as?external fixation of fractures.
A global food revolution is urgently needed for a healthy, sustainable, and a fair food supply for the rapidly growing and urbanising human population with increasing living standards, life expectancy, and incidences of chronic diseases, while recognizing the limits of our planet. This summer school introduces three research themes: environmental impact of food production, food consumption and?health, and governance for fair food. Through lectures, workshops, assignments, and excursions, participants acquire insight in the complexity of food studies.
This one-week course aims to enhance the participant's knowledge and understanding of major global health challenges with a focus on chronic non-communicable diseases. The topics discussed in this course range from burden of and risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases, epidemiologic transition and globalisation, to the effects of early life environment,?environmental changes on health, the intersection of communicable and non-communicable diseases?and effective approaches for?disease prevention and management.
This summer course will provide a comprehensive overview about women’s reproductive and maternal health around the world. Topics discussed in this course represent critical health challenges and strategies to improve reproductive and maternal health outcomes.?This course is organized by the UMC Utrecht / Wilhelmina Children's Hospital (www.globalhealth.eu) in collaboration with the Dutch Working Party for Safe Motherhood and International Reproductive Health (www.safemotherhood.nl).
Throughout this course you will learn more about the latest knowledge in the area of childhood cancer. This course?will give students the latest knowledge in state-of-the-art treatment, innovative (bio)medicine and patient centered care in childhood cancer.?Students participating in this course on childhood cancer will receive training in a stimulating academic environment created by the interaction of committed pediatric oncologists, research-oriented physicians, and fellows.
The objective of this 2-week intensive course in laboratory animal science is to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the human use and care of animals and for the quality of research. When you successfully complete the basic course with the integrated species-specific course 'rodents and rabbits'?you will be competent to design procedures and projects and to execute simple procedures on these animals. The course is FELASA accredited.
In this course the student is trained to perform post-mortem diagnostics based on protocols, and to formulate, based on this diagnosis, the pathogenesis, the etiology and significance of the pathological conclusion for the contact animals. The necropsied animals are sent?in by zoos and private owners. After the necropsy and discussion with the pathologist the student will contact the referring veterinarian. The veterinarian will be informed about the results and conclusion of the necropsy. The student writes a report and sends it to the pathology resident. The student will present selected cases and attend the resident histology seminars.
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) uses a layer-by-layer principle for manufacturing. This one-week course will provide insight in the opportunities of additive manufacturing technologies and 3D (bio)printing in biomedical applications. It will provide the basics of 3D printing, including hands-on workshops to learn how the printers work. In addition, it will also provide insight in the challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication.
With the prospect that innovative drug therapies will be introduced in the coming years, society demands new approaches and concepts for comparative risk/benefit evaluation. Assessment of safety and risk management of different drug therapies is done in the framework of observational epidemiological studies (proof of ‘safety’, proof of ‘effectiveness’). This is the logical next step after randomized clinical trials, which are designed to provide evidence of a drugs ‘efficacy’. The course will cover key issues in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research. Students will learn about the typical problems (e.g. confounding by indication, rare side effects) and approaches to deal with these problems in the practice of pharmacoepidemiology. You will experience an intensive programme covering the following topics: Study Design and Methods; Confounding and other biases; Methods in drug safety research; Drug Safety and Risk Management; Overview of Pharmacoepidemiological databases; Drug utilization research; Synthesis, Case Studies & Public Health.
The course will provide insight in study design and analysis in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research. Methodological issues are presented in the context of decision making on medicines. The course takes a multi-stakeholder perspective and applies educational approaches to facilitate interaction between these stakeholders among the participants. It is an intensive programme which covers many relevant topics concerning pharmacoepidemiology.
Learn how regenerative medicine (RM) may hold the potential to bring (human and animal) therapies from the lab into the clinic. The convergence of science, technology and medicine in Utrecht are highlighted in this week-long course. This course is comprised of meeting experts, patients, hands-on bench work, and demonstrations. The course allows a high amount of interaction with lecturers, keynote speakers and fellow participants.
Learn about how Advanced In Vitro Models (AIM) hold the potential to reduce animal experimentation by scientific breakthroughs. The convergence of science, technology, legislation and extrapolation modelling in Utrecht are highlighted in this week-long course. This course is comprised of meeting experts, hands-on bench work, modelling and demonstrations. The course allows for a high amount of interaction with lecturers, keynote speakers and fellow participants.