DIABETES RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Clinical Diabetes Research – Cutting-edge Approaches and Technologies

 

Organiser:     Associate Professor Morten Hasselstrøm Jensen, email: mhj@hst.aau.dk

                       Professor Peter Vestergaard, email: p.vestergaard@rn.dk

                       MD Johan Røikjer, email: j.roeikjaer@rn.dk


Description

This symposium about Clinical Diabetes Research is a 2-day course focusing on cutting-edge technologies and novel approaches in diabetes research. The course will include lectures by leading experts of the fields. Moreover, the first day will include a poster session, where the students are presenting their current preliminary results and receive feedback from the senior researchers providing the lectures. The first day will likewise include a networking lunch to strengthen future diabetes research in North Denmark. The second day will include a workshop, where the student can get hands-on with some of the novel technologies presented at the seminar.

 

The content of the course is:

·         Diabetes Technologies

·         Diabetic Neuropathy

·         The Diabetic Foot

·         Diabetic Bone Disease including Risk of Falls and Fracture

·         Diabetic Nephropathy

 

Literature

Links to scientific articles distributed in Moodle by the different lecturers in due time before the course.

 

Prerequisites

Approved abstract of international research quality.

 

Evaluation

The student will be evaluated individually through the compulsory poster presentation.

 

Notes to course: Justification of the ECTS points include that it is a requirement that the student creates and submits an abstract of international research quality, prepare a poster (or an oral presentation) for the symposium and present at the poster or oral session. Furthermore, scientific articles are pre-read for the course.

 

ECTS:             1.5

Date:              27-28 October 2022

Place:             Hotel Hvide Hus, Vesterbro 2, 9000 Aalborg

Zip code:       9000

City:               Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline:      6 October 2022

Dear PhD students, supervisors and colleagues. Save the date for the annual PhD day of the Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology – AUGUST 17 FROM 12.30-17.00.

This year again you can bring your own poster (former presented poster are welcome) no matter the progress of your research. You can also participate without presenting  (does not grant ECTS).

The main purpose is to present and discuss with fellow PhD students and researchers that you do not meet every day at the coffee machine. Share knowledge and gain inspiration for future research or potential collaboration.

PROGRAM

  • 12.30 – 13.00: Welcome and new from the faculty – Vice-dean of Research and Innovation, Ole Kæseler Andersen & Head of Graduate School, Pascal Madeleine
  • 13:00- 13:30: Poster presentation round 1
  • 13.30 – 14.00: Keynote speaker Silvia Mucelli, PhD, Chalmers University of Technology: A PhD from Aalborg University as a springboard for my career
  • 14.00 – 14.15: Coffee break
  • 14.15 – 14.45: Poster presentation round 2
  • 14.45 – 15.15: Keynote speaker Stine Linding Andersen, PhD, Dr.Med, Aalborg University Hospital: PhD and career development as medical doctor and researcher
  • 15.15 – 15.30: Best poster award
  • 15.30 – 15.45: Closing remarks - Head of Graduate School, Pascal Madeleine
  • 15.45 – 17.00: Networking accompanied by a small refreshment


keynote speakers:

     

    • Silvia Mucelli, PhD, Chalmers University of Technology : A PhD from Aalborg University as a springboard for my career
    • Stine Linding Andersen, PhD, DrMed, Aalborg University Hospital: PhD and career development as medical doctor and researcher

 
Registration and practical information:

     

  • ECTS: 1 ECTS is granted for ACTIVE participation (poster presentation)
  • Registration: Accept the calendar invite sent to you from AAU PhD and register to the course via PhD moodle – you must also upload your poster here.
  • Location: Auditorium Medicinerhuset Aalborg University Hospital:  Medicinerhuset, 3. floor Mølleparkvej 4, 9000 Aalborg
  • Active participation is mandatory at least once during your time as a PhD student
  • Poster format is up to you to decide. We will provide posters boards and pins

Description:

Controlling human movement involves intrinsic neurophysiological features that modulate motor actions. Motor actions occur predominantly against some type of mechanical resistance and/or environmental interaction. It has become evident that a true understanding of human movement requires one to gather knowledge in human neurophysiology and neuromechanics.

Therefore, this course has two aims: 1) to provide a basic background on movement neurophysiology and neuromechanics, integrating the two areas to offer a global understanding on movement control, and 2) to provide students with the latest trends in research on neural control of movements, both in mechanical and physiological terms. In this course, we will offer the possibility to integrate the understanding of movement execution with its neural foundation, to determine the timing and weighting of commands in the central and peripheral nervous system, and how mechanical constraints affect movement control.

Topics covered in the course will include: basic physiological and mechanical factors of movement control; novel methods in neurophysiology and neuromechanics research; control of human locomotion and cyclical movements; control of upper limb movements (reaching and grasping), and perspectives in neurorehabilitation. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on these research trends and discuss the potential use of neurophysiological measurements in their own PhD studies by performing presentations during the course.

Literature
Selected papers and book chapters will be provided to the participants shortly before the course.

Prerequisites
A basic background within anatomy and physiology is desirable. Knowledge in movement biomechanics is desirable, but not necessary.

Evaluation
Students will be asked to make a presentation integrating the content from lectures to solving aspects of their PhD projects. The three lecturers will be present during the presentations, maximizing the possibility of providing useful feedback to the students.

Organizers:
Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, e-mail: oliveira@mp.aau.dk
Associate Professor Andrew J.T. Stevenson, e-mail: ajts@hst.aau.dk
Associate Professor Strahinja Dosen, e-mail: sdosen@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers:
Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, Associate Professor Andrew J.T. Stevenson, Associate Professor Strahinja Dosen, and other local and external speakers.

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 11, 17 May and 7 June 2022 (11 and 17 May: 12.30-16.15; 7 June: 8.15-16.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room D2-106 - Face to face lectures

Zip code: 
9230

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 19 April 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


  • Description:

    The course will cover the basic concepts of survival analysis. This includes the topics:

    •                          Incidence and risk
    •                          Censoring
    •                          Epidemiological context of analysis of waiting times
    •                          Kaplan-Meier curves
    •                          Comparison of survival between two groups
    •                          Regression models for rates
    •                          Hazard function and cumulative hazard function (Nelson-Aalen)
    •                          Proportional hazards model (Cox regression)
    •                          Model diagnostics
    •                          Delayed entry and choice of time scales
    •                          Competing risks
    •                          More advanced regression modeling (adjustment, splines, trend, effect modification, etc.)

The participants are expected to be familiar with basic aspects of the statistical software package STATA or similar. In the course, we will show examples in Stata with a specific focus on interpretation and reporting of results.

During the course, a number of practical exercises will be given that the students are expected to work on between course sessions. The choice of statistical software for the exercise is free and we will organize question time between course sessions.

  • Organizer: Søren Lundbye-Christensen, solc@rn.dk

  • Lecturers: (Tentative) Søren Lundbye-Christensen, Lasse Hjort Jakobsen, Jan Brink Valentin

  • ECTS: 3.2

  • Time: October 31st, November 2nd, 4th, 7th and 9th

  • Place: TBA

  • Zip code: 9000

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats: 30

  • Deadline:


Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Description:
When presenting, the dull, text-filled slide approach is common and normal, but it is not an effective approach for communicating scientific knowledge. To date, the design and delivery of scientific presentations are reflecting what has been done in the past.  The skills necessary to be an effective communicator today are different. A higher degree of visual literacy, more emphasis on the message, and better understanding of the power of simplicity can dramatically improve how a presentation is received and ultimately remembered.

The objective of this course is to equip PhD students with modern presentation skills and techniques that enhance their ability to communicate scientific content to laymen, academic, and industry-based audiences. 

The course will consist of 1) an introduction to presentation design principles, 2) an introduction to tools and resources for presentation design and development 3) workshop sessions on design and redesign of presentation material, 4) introduction of how design influences delivery (speaking) principles 

Literature/Requirements
Participants will need to bring a PC laptop with Power Point or similar to the workshop sessions. 

Prerequisites
It is important that PhD students have some presentation experience, and they should have been enrolled for at least 8 months into the doctoral school before participating in the course OR have multiple experiences presenting at scientific conferences.

Evaluation
Oral presentation and completion of workshop exercises. You must attend the first lecture and attend two out of the three lectures, as well as complete the assignment to receive a credit for this course.

Organizer: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, email: sboudreau@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, Aalborg University

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 3, 4 March and 11 March 2022 (3 and 4 March: 8.15-11.30; 11 March: 8.15-10.30)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room D2-106 - Face to face lectures

Number of seats: 12

Deadline: 10 February 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.



Description:

“Personalized Mechanistic Pain Medicine” aims to assess the underlying mechanisms of pain and target these mechanisms using tailored treatment. Assessment of pain is complex and range from assessments of nerve activity using advanced neurophysiological tests to patient reported outcomes. Emerging evidence supports that multiple pain mechanisms interact on each other and many of these are modulated by comorbidities and/or demographic features (such as age, gender, BMI).

This course will provide the students with an in-depth understanding of a range of pain mechanisms in relation to (1) central pain mechanisms using quantitative sensory testing; (2) assessments of cognitive factors (such as pain catastrophizing, anxiety and depression); and (3) neurophysiological assessments and modulation of the motor system and how this is related to changes in pain.

Students will be introduced to how these can be assessed and be provided with examples on and how these can be modulated. Additionally, this course includes an introduction to the pain laboratories and hands-on experience with assessments of pain mechanisms.

Literature
Selected papers and book chapters will be announced to the participants shortly before the course.

Prerequisites
None

Evaluation
A multiple-choice test will evaluate the student’s outcome of the course and evaluated as pass/not pass.

Organizer: Associate Professor Kristian Kjær Petersen, email: kkp@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Kristian Kjær Petersen, Assistant Professor Dennis Boye Larsen, Associate Professor Laura Petrini

ECTS: 2.4

Time: 22 February, 1 and 14 March 2022 (8.15-16.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room D2-106 - Face to face lectures

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 1 February 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


Description:
This course will provide the PhD students with a basic understanding of the discipline of bioethics and equip the PhD students with the necessary knowledge for them to participate constructively in the bioethical discourses in their research fields.

Bioethics is an unescapable part of research in medicine and bioengineering. It influences the researcher in terms of regulations and procedures, politics and public opinions, as well as in more personal hopes and doubts. Every researcher in these areas benefit from being acquainted with the general ideas and theories of bioethics, so he/she can navigate, relate and evaluate the different ethical impacts and opinions. To enhance the insights into the bioethical aspects of one’s particular research is equally important when the researcher finds him/herself in the need of explaining or justifying the research, or when a self reflexively approach on his/her research comes to call. It is also valuable for researchers to acknowledge and be able to formulate bioethical concerns as part of applications for research grants.       

The course is organised as three full day sessions. Each session consists of lectures, exercises and workshop activities. The sessions will be supplemented by literature and video material and will cover both introductory issues as well as selected in-depth analyses. We aim to create a learning space with active participation.    

Literature
Relevant papers and book chapters will be made available prior to each session.

Prerequisites
No prior knowledge of bioethics or ethics in general is needed.

Evaluation
PhD students are expected to be active during the sessions. There will be minor exercises and tasks that the students have to participate in during the course. At the end of the course, they will prepare a presentation (3-5 slides with voice-over recording) of bioethical concerns regarding their PhD project to be shared with everyone in the course.

Organizers:
Associate Professor Patrik Kjærsdam Telléus, email: pkt@hst.aau.dk
Professor Winnie Jensen, email: wj@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Organizers + invited speakers

ECTS: 2.0

Time: 28-30 March 2022 (8.15-16.00)

Place: Online lectures

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 7 March 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.


Description:
Case facilitation with problem-based learning (PBL) is the central teaching model at Aalborg University Medicine and Medicine with industrial specialization (MedIS).
The aim of problem-based learning is to facilitate learning in ways that mirror the professional practice. This has several advantages, including highlighting the applicability of the material being taught and facilitate active learning, which increases student motivation, engagement, and the final learning outcome.

A feature of problem-based case work is the use of problem triggers placed in a context, e.g., a medical phenomenon. Small groups of students work on the case together: 1) They analyse the problem, 2) identify learning issues for developing an adequate explanation for the phenomenon, 3) follow up with research, and 4) prepare the explanations. When required, they would also determine the course of treatment, action or solution that best address the phenomenon. Focus is on analyzing complex situations with limited information using acquired knowledge and deduction, and learning to understand causalities of biological systems, i.e., the link between symptoms, biological mechanism, clinical outcomes, and applied treatments.
In this way, not only do the students gain knowledge about professional practice, the also come into the mindset of a professional presented with a context to deal with. (Barrows & Tamblyn, 1980)

 The case facilitator has a central role in ensuring the optimal outcome of the case-sessions and can “make or break” the sessions. However, the teaching strategy of the case facilitator is vastly different from the role undertaken by a lecturer. Participants on this course will be given a solid introduction to case facilitation and the theoretical foundation. Additionally, it will be demonstrated how a case session can be held and a case solved. Finally, participants will partake in exercises which simulate case sessions to better understand the role of the case facilitator.

Contents of lectures:

·         Introduction and theoretical foundation of problem-based case work

·         The important role of the case facilitator

·         Practical organization of case sessions

·         Good practices in solving a medical case

·         Exercise: Case work in groups (all)

Literature
Notes, literature, and exercise instruction will be distributed at the course

Prerequisites
None

Evaluation
Participants are expected to be active during the sessions and exercises.

Organizer:
Associate Professor Tue Bjerg Bennike, email: tbe@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers:
Associate Professor Patrik Kjærsdam Telléus
Research Assistant Nicolaj Johansson
Associate Professor Tue Bjerg Bennike

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 22 August 2022 (8.15-16.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room D2-106 - Face to face lectures

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 1 August 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.


Description:

The course aims to provide a comprehensive review of clinical research with emphasis on how to design and how to perform a clinical study and thus give the participant the necessary tools to perform clinical trials. The course contains a comprehensive review on how to plan and perform clinical trials involving humans. Different designs (the randomized controlled trial and other designs including more specialized designs) are reviewed and the planning of a clinical trial is presented. Power calculations are reviewed in detail in order to provide the participant with the necessary tools to give an estimate of the number of subjects needed for a clinical trial. Methods (biochemical methods, diagnostic tests, reliability, coefficient of variation etc.) are reviewed and concepts such as evidence based medicine, collaboration with the medical industry, the legal aspects of a clinical trial (how to write a contract, legal obligations etc.), how to review a paper, practical aspects of biobanks, and how to perform meta-analyses are covered. Emphasis is put on practical exercises related to the topics mentioned above along with lectures.

Organizer: Professor, consultant, PhD DrMedSc Peter Vestergaard, e-mail: pev@dcm.aau.dk 

Lecturers:
Peter Vestergaard, Helle Damgaard Zacho, Niels Kragh Madsen, Nicklas Hessellund Højgaard Rasmussen, Rikke Viggers, Johan Røikjer, Britt Laugesen, Louise Hansen, Louise Bornebusch Lund, Stine Kondrup Bach, Henrik Krarup, Søren Risom Kristensen, Jesper Karmisholt, Jakob Dal

ECTS: 3,2

Time: 5-8 December 2022

Place:
TBA

Zip code:  9220

City:  Aalborg East

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 15 November 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Description: 

This course will provide the participants with hands-on experience in creating and handling data from questionnaires, registers and other sources, and to document the data management process and analyses using the principles of an audit trail.

This is in accordance with the Code of Conduct/UVVU recommendations and with the Danish Data Protection Agency regulations.

The course provides an overview of the audit trail and hands on experience in creating a dataset ready for statistical analyses with the accompanying documentation including labelling, double entry, error corrections, data modification and analyses producing tables and figures in a way, that is reproducible.

We will use REDCap, for those not having access to that, EpiData will be a secondary possibility. SurveyXact can also be used for producing survey data in accordance with the principles laid out.

Regardless of the software used for statistical analyses (for instance SPSS, STATA, SAS or R) participants will learn how to document the analyses in command files. It is recommended that participants have knowledge on their statistical program in order to gain most from this.

Participants work on data documentation of own or provided data between the two lessons.

Before the course a questionnaire about the use of and experience with various statistical software will be distributed.

Literature: Provided book and regulations.

Evaluation: Active participation and created data documentation.



Organizer: Associate Professor Henrik Bøggild, e-mail: boggild@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Henrik Bøggild, Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University

ECTS: 1,5

Time: TBA

Place: Auditorium B, Forskningens Hus, Sdr. Skovvej 15

Zip code:
9000

City:
Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 26. august

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Description: 

This course deals with basic principles of epidemiology and will prepare the students for further courses in advanced epidemiology. The course will consist of lectures and group-work based on scientific papers.


The main themes are:

  • Descriptive studies
  • Measures of associations
  • Observational design, including cross-sectional studies, cohort studies, case control studies
  • Experimental studies (randomized controlled trials)
  • Sources of information for epidemiological studies
  • Issues of precision
  • Issues of validity, including bias and confounding
  • Applications of epidemiology in different areas, including clinical epidemiology


Organizer: Henrik Bøggild, Ph.D, associate professor
Lecturers:  Henrik Bøggild, Ph.D, associate professor and others
ECTS: 3,2
Time: 22, 23, 29, 30 November 2022.
Place: (Auditorium B, Forskningens Hus, Sdr. Skovvej 15)
Zip code: 9000
City:
Aalborg
Deadline: 1 November

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


  • Welcome to Ethnography in Health Care Sciences

    Description:

    Ethnographic research has become increasingly popular in health care sciences. This course provides a solid methodological foundation for using ethnographic research to understand real-world issues in context. Attention will be paid to how ethnographic strategies can be deployed in health care contexts, as a way of illustrating the more general principles of ethnographic work.

    Over four days, this course will cover core components of the ethnographic approach such as data gathering in fieldwork (participant observation, interview, field notes and documents), data analysis, ethical issues and writing articles based on ethnography. The course will provide students with an understanding of how to design and carry out ethnographic research and an awareness of contemporary developments in the theory and practice of ethnographic studies.

    The course is designed for participants and lecturers to engage in different activities such as lectures, practical exercises and discussions of some of the theoretical, methodological and practical issues and challenges in using ethnography. Each participant will give a short presentation of his/hers PhD project and receive feedback from lecturers and participants during the course.

    Preparation

    Participants must provide an abstract or a brief description (approx. 1 page) of a specific issue or challenge related to ethnography concerning their study. This should be sent to hht@rn.dk no later than 1 October 2021.


    Organizer: Helle Haslund Thomsen, e-mail: hht@rn.dk  

    Lecturers: Tine Tjørnhøj (TT), Mette Grønkjær (MG), Siri Lygum Voldbjerg (SLV), Britt Laugesen (BL), Kirsten Schultz Petersen (KSP), Helle Haslund Thomsen (HHT)

    ECTS: 3,2

    Time: 3.-6. October 2022, 9-16

    Place: Forskningens Hus, Sdr. Skovvej 15
    3.-5. October in Auditorium A
    6. October in Room 018

    Zip code:
    9000

    City:
    Aalborg

    Number of seats:

    Deadline: 12 September 2022


Description:
This course will be organized for the fourth time as a continuation of previous symposiums on physical activity and human performance. This year’s PhD course will provide cutting edge knowledge assessments of sport performance as well as mean to improve physical capacities in response to training and ergogenic aids like exoskeletons. Lectures will cover measurement of human characteristics and capabilities, achievement of optimal efficiency, improvement of performance, technologies in sports and injury prevention in sports and at work.

This PhD course will provide the audience with recent research in sport sciences in a broad sense. Various forms of physical activity during leisure and at work will be presented and discussed. Internationally recognized speakers as well as speakers from Aalborg University will be invited. The addressed topics will include for neuromechanics, motor control, biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, telerehabilitation (programs and technologies) as well as modelling.

A special emphasis will be given on the speakers-student interaction. The detailed agenda of the course will be provided on the course web site in due time. It will be possible to follow the PhD course remotely (all lectures will also be transmitted online).

Literature
A reading list with relevant papers and book chapters will be announced before the course.

Prerequisites
The students participating to this course should have basic knowledge on anatomy, physiology and methods to assess human performance by means of quantitative methods.

Evaluation
Evaluation will be announced at the course.

Organizer:
Professor Pascal Madeleine, email: pm@hst.aau.dk
Professor Michael Voigt
Professor Birthe Dinesen

Lecturers:
Organisers, invited national and international speakers and speakers from the Dept. of Health Science and Technology and Aalborg University Hospital

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 9 and 10 June 2022 (9.00-16.00)

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 4-111 - Hybrid (face to face and online lectures)

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 19 May 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.


Description:

Increasing public and political attention is paid to vulnerability in a variety of forms that ranges from social deprivation, over functional impairment to psychological vulnerability. While numerous programs are run to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of vulnerable groups and individuals much more research is needed in order to better understand the dimensions involved in their vulnerability. At the same time, research with vulnerable groups and individuals opens for a number of considerations that are crucial to anyone interested in conducting sensitive research.

This course aims to provide PhD students with a space for reflecting on the numerous conceptual, methodological and ethical dilemmas that follow when conducting research with vulnerable groups.

The course will be designed so that lectures are mixed with group work and discussions of questions such as:

·       How to describe vulnerable groups and individuals without reproducing stereotypical political and public representations?

·       How to recruit and involve vulnerable groups and individuals in the research processes?

·       What methodological tools may help us access and represent the experiences of vulnerable group?

·       How to work with the researchers’ own positionality and reflexivity?

·      How to deal with ethical principles of research such as ‘informed consent’ in relation to vulnerable groups and individuals?


Prerequisites: 
The course targets PhD students working within health and sport sciences

Literature: Selected peer-reviewed articles and book chapters will be announced to the participants in appropriate time before the course

Evaluation: Active participation and completion of course exercises

Organizer: Professor mso, Sine Agergaard, sine@hst.aau.dk and associate professor Charlotte Overgaard, co@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Organizers and assistant professor Verena Lenneis

ECTS:  1,6

Time: 30. November-1. December 2022, 9-16

Place: Niels Jernes Vej 14/3-119

Deadline: 9. November 2022


Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


Welcome to Introduction to Stata in Medical Research

Description:

The objective of this course is to give the participants an introduction to an important tool in biomedical research – statistical software, Stata. Based on real data from medical research projects the intent is to give the participants an insight into the process of transforming raw data into output that is suitable for a publication. During the course the participants will be introduced to the following possibilities in Stata:

  1. How to load data.

  2. How to prepare data for analysis.

  3. How to run analysis.

  4. How to manage output.

  5. How to present results.

  6. How to learn more.


The course will consist of both plenum presentations and hands-on exercises.

Prerequisites

It is recommended to bring a laptop with Stata installed – preferably the latest version.


Organizer: Niels Henrik Bruun, nbru@rn.dk

Lecturers: Niels Henrik Bruun, nbru@rn.dk

ECTS: 0,8

Time: 5 September 2022, 09.00 - 15.30 (approx.)

Place: Mødelokale 405, Forskningens Hus, Sdr. Skovvej 15

Zip code:
9000

City:
Aalborg

Number of seats: 25

Deadline: 15 August 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.
Description: Essentially all statistical problems can be formulated as regression problems: the problem of quantifying the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. Surprisingly many statistical problems encountered in clinical practice can be succesfully handled with a small set of "core regression techniques", alongside an understanding of the rationale and limitations of statistical regression in general. The present course is a case-based introduction to these core regression techniques, with an emphasis on common features rather than differences. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to perform basic regression analyses in a suitable statistical software program. The student will also obtain a broad foundation for learning and applying other and more advanced regression techniques.
Topics covered will include the following:
• From research question to regression analysis
• Simple linear regression
• The t-test
• Multivariable regression (adjustment)
• Analysis of variance
• Regression in small samples
Software
The course includes computer practical exercises. Examples will be provided in Stata syntax but other relevant software packages can be used for exercises.
Evaluation
Evaluation of the course will be based on active participation in the course including a practical exercise which is to be handed in after the course.

Organizer: Søren Lundbye-Christensen og Martin Nygård Johansen

Lecturers: Søren Lundbye-Christensen og Lasse Hjort Jakobsen

ECTS: 2,4

Time: May 3rd, 10th and 17th

Place: Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 3-119

City:
9220 Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: April 12th 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Description
Analysing human movement patterns is highly relevant in several fields related to biomedical engineering, such as sports performance, neurophysiology and behavioural neuroscience. Therefore, the goal of this course is to discuss the most relevant methods to assess and describe human motion: movement kinetics, movement kinematics and surface electromyography. Data acquisition from optical and inertial motion capture systems, ground reaction forces and surface EMG will be explored. The topics covered include:

 -          Relevance of motion analysis in biomedical sciences

-          Extracting relevant features from human kinetics/kinematics – measurement tools and their advantages

-          The relevance of surface electromyography (EMG) to explain human movement in static and dynamic conditions

The course is based on short theoretical lectures, hands-on experiences in laboratory and subsequent data processing. Students will have the opportunity to acquire relevant data and reflect on the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed methods. In addition, students will undergo the processing steps required to properly interpret and present movement analysis data. Trending methods to represent and analyse movement patterns such as statistical parametric mapping (SPM) will be explored using the acquired data. The course has been designed for PhD students considering including movement analysis on their PhD studies, where a range of different methods can be used. Therefore, this course can contribute to defining the best methods to apply on the PhD project.

Literature
Gordon Robertson, Joseph Hamill, Gary Kamen, Graham Caldwell: Research Methods in Biomechanics. Saunders Whittlesey (2004) ISBN-13: 9780736039666.

Further readings will be provided via the course webpage.

Prerequisites
This course is ideal for students with basic knowledge on human biomechanics. Previous experience in MATLAB programming is highly desirable.

Evaluation
Assignment: Students must submit a mini report (max. 4 pages) 2 weeks after the course. This report should be based on data collected during the course – or from a previous/current PhD study – including an introduction, methods, results, and discussion/conclusion. Detailed explanations of the choices for movement analysis methods and data analysis should be included in the report.

Organizer: Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, e-mail: oliveira@mp.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira

ECTS: 2.4

Time: 27 September, 4, 11, 18 and 31 October 2022 (12.30-16.15)

Place: Aalborg University - Face to face lectures

Rooms:

27 September: Niels Jernes Vej 12A, Room 6-104 

4 October: Niels Jernes Vej 12A, Room 12A/6-104 

11 October: Niels Jernes Vej 12A, Room 12A/6-104 

18 October: Niels Jernes Vej 12A, Room 12A/6-104 

31 October: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, Room D2-106

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 6 September 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.


Description
This PhD course is intended to provide the students with principles of neuromodulation, non-invasive and invasive, with underlying mechanisms relating electrical stimuli and various neural structures. Various applications for different forms for therapies and replacing/restoration of impaired neural functions will be presented.

 The topics covered include, however not limited to:

·         peripheral nerve field stimulation,

·         spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation,

·         vagus nerve stimulation,

·         cochlear and retinal stimulation

·         referred sensation areas stimulation

·         brain stimulation for cognitive functions

·         pudendal nerve stimulation, how different temporal patterns can be used for treatment of incontinence and retention (not being able to void)

Literature:
Knotkova, Helena, Rasche, Dirk Textbook of Neuromodulation Principles, Methods and Clinical Applications.
Selected papers will be indicated during the course.

Prerequisites:
Basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, principles of stimulation techniques.

Evaluation:
Active participation during the course.

Organizer: Associate Professor Romulus Lontis, email: lontis@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Romulus Lontis and Suzan Mejs, Aalborg University

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 24 and 25 October 2022 (8.15 – 14.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14, 14/3-119Face to face lectures

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 3 October 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.


Description:
This PhD course is intended to provide PhD candidates the state of the art within sensory-motor interactions involved in nociception in human studies. For this purpose, lecturers will discuss short-term and long-term reorganisation of motor control found in the presence of pain. Further, rehabilitation and possible training interventions in patients suffering from pain will be discussed.

 The course will cover topics such as:

 -          Effects of nociceptive inputs on reflex in humans

-          Effects of nociceptive inputs on motor activity (static and dynamic movement)

-          Functional implications of the pain-motor interactions

Literature
Selected papers and book chapters will be provided shortly before the course.

Prerequisites
The students participating should have at least a basic knowledge of physiology and methods for assessing motor activity.

Evaluation
The course will be evaluated through an written assignment specifically targeting the assessment of sensory-motor interactions.

Organizer: Associate Professor Rogerio Hirata, email: rirata@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Rogerio Hirata, Aalborg University, and invited speakers

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 24 and 25 May 2022 (8.15-14.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room D2-106 - Face to face and online lectures

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 3 May 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.



Description:
The course will cover the practical assessment of neuromuscular function and adaptations following training or rehabilitation. The topics covered include: assessment of plasticity in cortical pathways by measures such as I-wave facilitation, motor evoked potential changes as well as cortical inhibition and facilitation using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), assessment of cortical plasticity using electroencephalography (EEG), assessment of spinal plasticity by measures of the stretch reflex as well as more advanced techniques (reciprocal inhibition, monosynaptic Ia excitation and post-activation depression). The course will be conducted through a combination of lectures as well as laboratory work with a greater emphasis on the laboratory component.

Literature
Selected papers and book chapters will be provided to the participants shortly before the course.

Prerequisites
A basic background within Anatomy, Physiology and Motor Control is desirable.

Evaluation
Laboratory assignments will be completed throughout the course.

Organizer:
Associate Professor Andrew J.T. Stevenson, Aalborg University, e-mail: ajts@hst.aau.dk
Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, Aalborg University, e-mail: oliveira@mp.aau.dk

Lecturers:
Associate Professor Andrew J.T. Stevenson, Aalborg University
Associate Professor Anderson Oliveira, Aalborg University

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 11, 18 November and 6 December 2022 (8.15-12.00)

Place: Aalborg University - Face to face lectures

Rooms:

11 November: Niels Jernes Vej 12A, 12A/6-104

18 November: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7E, 7E3-109

06 December: Niels Jernes Vej 12A, 12A/5-006


Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 21 October 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.


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Description:
This PhD course introduces the primary basic concepts of biological signal processing for scientists and students with no engineering background. The course presents the concepts with minimum use of mathematical formulations and more emphasis on visual illustrations. The idea is to present an intuitive approach to understanding the basics of signal processing and exemplify some practical applications of the concepts by which the readers achieve basic knowledge and skills in signal processing. Most of illustrations in the course have been created by computer programming in MATLAB; thus, the reader will learn the basics of using computers in signal processing applications.

The course will cover topics such as:

 ·         Signal characteristics in time and frequency domains

·         Power spectrum and its properties

·         Time-frequency representations

·         Filters in Frequency domain and spatial filters

·         Relevance of the signal processing theories in processing of biological signals such as electromyogram and electroencephalogram

·         Limitations of available solutions

·         Nonlinear analysis of signals

Literature
An introduction to signal processing for non-engineers / by Afshin Samani. First edition. | Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
Selected papers and book chapters will be provided shortly before the course.

Prerequisites
The students participating should have basic knowledge about the physiological mechanisms underlying at least a type of biological signals.

Evaluation
The course will be evaluated through the participants’ presentation of the relevance of signal processing theories in their projects and active discussion of in groups would be expected.

Organizer: Associate Professor Afshin Samani, email: afsamani@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Afshin Samani and invited speaker(s)

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 28 and 29 April 2022 (8.15-14.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room D2-106 - Face to face lectures

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 7 April 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.


Description: 

This two-day course is offered in collaboration with the Public Health Research Center of Excellence for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions in Public Health (DECIPH’er), Cardiff University – a world leading research center for complex interventions.

The British Medical Research Council’s (MRC) framework for development and evaluation of complex interventions are increasingly used world-wide to improve the quality of interventions in public health and applied health sciences. Most attention have been given to the theoretical and methodological issues of intervention development and to the design of appropriate effect evaluation, often by use of randomised controlled trials.  

Process evaluation is however an essential part of designing and testing complex interventions, allowing researchers to learn the significance of context and mechanisms of impact - how the delivered interventions does (or doesn’t) bring about change.

 

This course will introduce the participants to the new, 2021-updated British Medical Research Counsil's framework for development and evaluation of complex interventions, with a special focus on the use of program theory in development and evaluation. 

Furthermore, it will provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation of interventions in complex systems, focusing on:

  • The role of process evaluation in understanding interventions in complex systems
  • Program theory and logic modelling
  • The new MRC framework for adaption of interventions to new contexts
  • Stakeholder involvement in process evaluation
  • Evaluation questions and process evaluation methods
  • Analysis and dissemination of process evaluation data

During the course, lectures will be mixed with group work and discussions

 

Literature: Selected international, scientific articles and guidelines

Evaluation: Active participation and completion of course exercises. Participation more than 90% of the scheduled time is need to pass the course. 


Organizer: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; e-mail: co@hst.aau.dk


Lecturers: Senior Lecturer, Dr. Rhiannon Evans, Research Associate, Dr. Rachael Brown, Associate professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard

This course is planned with physical attendance. Dr. Rachael Brown will however deliver her lectures digitally and contribute to discussions online. 


ECTS: 1,6

Time: 1st and 2nd November 2022

Place: Aalborg University Campus

Zip code:
9220

City:
Aalborg East

Number of seats: 40

Deadline: October 11th 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.


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This course will focus on the use of survey design and questionnaires in health science and give participants an understanding of strengths and limitations of survey as a study design and the research questions that surveys can and cannot answer.

The choice of study population, sampling and data collection will be discussed as well as the advantages and disadvantages of use of foreign language, standardized, previously validated, or self-constructed questionnaires here by qualifying participants to think critical and make well-founded methodological and ethical decision in their own study. Furthermore, participants will learn how to construct a questionnaire with high validity and reliability, focusing on both the writing of clear and unbiased questions and the choice of suitable options for answering as well as different types of measurement scales. Last but not least, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of thorough testing of questionnaires and of quantitative as well as qualitative methods for this purpose.

During the course, lectures and discussions will be mixed with group work and individual exercises, allowing participants to develop, test and discuss questionnaire questions and measurement scales relevant to their own study.

Prerequisites None

Literature Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters

Evaluation Active participation and completion of course exercise. PLEASE NOTE: this not an online course- physical attendance not less than 90% of the scheduled time is required to pass. 


Organizer: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; email: co@hst.aau.dk


Lecturers: Associate professor Henrik Bøggild, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard


ECTS: 3

Time: April 19th-20th and May 3rd-4th

Place: Aalborg University Campus
On April 19th and May 3rd-4th: Niels Jernes Vej 12/5-006
On April 20th: Niels Jernes Vej 14/3-119


Zip code:
9220

City:
Aalborg East

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: March 28th

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.

Description:
The purpose of this course is to work as a team and gain a state-of-the-art understanding of technologies pushing the boundaries within neuroscience and neurophysiology.  A focus will be how these technologies originated and how these new technologies are being applied to understand disease and pathologies better as well how to treat and rehabilitate.  The technologies covered in this course will range from advances in movement control and tracking, cortical neuroplasticity (TMS mapping), exoskeleton, virtual reality, brain-computer interfaces.  The course and participant will work as group reviewing, analyzing and brainstorming new applications and discussions about future directions and how these technologies can improve health and well-being form a societal perspective. The course will serve to enlighten as well as prepare for ‘big thinking and high risk’ project development.  Additionally, the course will cover how these technologies can be used to treat and rehabilitate patients with persistent pain, losses in motor function, or to manage, for example, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. 


Literature
Selected papers and resources are given before and during the course.

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of neuroscience and physiology.

Evaluation
Evaluation is based on contributions to predefined discussion topics requiring the student to research and prepare questions as well as short and simple 10 min presentation.

Organizer: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, email: sboudreau@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Shellie Boudreau, Associate Professor Andrew James Stevenson and invited speakers

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 8, 14 and 16 December 2022 (8 December: 8.15-12.00; 14 and 16 December 8.15-10.00)

Place: Aalborg University - Face to face lectures

Rooms:

8 December: Niels Jernes Vej, 12A/5-006 

14 December: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, D2-106

16 December: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, D2-106

Number of seats: 12

Deadline: 17 November 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.



Description:
This is the twenty-seventh annual international Ph.D. course on the translational neurobiology of the pain system. The purpose of the course is to introduce different aspects of the neurobiology of the pain system and to initiate new co-operation in interdisciplinary pain research. This year the course will focus on translational aspects of mechanisms in nociceptive and neuropathic pain as well nociplastic pain. Nociplastic pain is the semantic term defined by the International Association of the Study of Pain to describe a third category of pain that is mechanistically distinct from nociceptive and neuropathic: “Pain that arises from altered nociception despite no clear evidence of actual or threatened tissue damage …….”. Another focus will be pain comorbid to other diseases. Emerging research have indicated that pain mechanisms present in other conditions (e.g., Parkinson’s disease and depression) may be facilitated due to the main disease process. The lectures will be given by staff from Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP, Aalborg University), and by invited international key scientists within the area.

Literature
Selected papers and book chapters will be announced to the participants shortly before the course.

Prerequisites
A basic understanding of pain mechanisms, for update see Textbook of Pain, Section 1: Neurobiology of Pain.

Evaluation
The course will end with a multiple-choice evaluation with questions related to all topics of the course.

Fee
A participation fee will be charged for catering (amount TBA).

Organizer: Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, email: tgn@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Invited internal and external speakers

ECTS: 1.0

Time: 21 and 22 November 2022 (9.00-16.00)

Place: Aalborg University, Niels Jernes Vej 14, 14/4-111

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 31 October 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.