Course Image diagnostic methods for evaluation of the musculosceletal system

ECTS: 0.9

Course leader: Maiken Stilling

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Graduate program: ClinFO

Course fee: 1,080.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2022

Application deadline: 02/11/2022

Start date: 30/11/2022

Administrator: Johanne Gregor Nielsen

The course C190/06 Image diagnostic methods for evaluation of the musculosceletal system is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, fall 2022.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Recommended knowledge for participation: Basic Physics (high school level) and anatomy.

Aim: To educate participants about different image diagnostic methods and their potential for research and clinical investigation of the human body/musculoskeletal system including baseline knowledge on their advantages/limitations and risks (radiation physics, protection and doses/risks).   

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the most common radiologic methods
  2. Understand the basic background for methods (physics, instruments)
  3. Characterize risks of the methods
  4. Understand the advantages and disadvantages/imitations of the methods
  5. Obtain inspiration to new methods in research projects

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 22,5 hours.

Content: The course focus is to image diagnostic methods and their potential for research and clinical investigation of the human body/musculoskeletal system including baseline knowledge on their advantages/limitations and risks (radiation physics, protection and doses/risks). Methods included are: X-ray, HRpQCT, DXA, Radiostereometry, CT, High-end CT, Cone Beam CT, µCT, SPECT, PET, Dynamic NaF PET, MRI and US.

Instructors: 

  • Joan Fledelius, MD, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, AUH.
  • Torben Harsløf, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine and Endocrinology (MEA), AUH.
  • Jesper Thygesen, Biomedical Engineer, PhD, AUH.
  • Claire Anne Fynbo, Physicists, PhD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, HEV.
  • Erik Andersen, Physicist, Zeeland Region.
  • Bryan Haddock, Physicist at Glostrup hospital, Copenhagen.
  • Ruben Spin-Neto, Associate Professor, DDS, PhD, Department for Oral Radiology, AU.
  • Poul Frølund Vestergaard, Medical Advisor, MSc, PhD, Indkøb & Medicoteknik, RM.
  • Jesper Skovhus Thomsen, Professor, Biomedical Engineer, Department of Biomedicine, AU.
  • Maiken Stilling, Clinical Professor, MD, PhD, Department of Orthopedics, AUH.
  • Michel Bach Hellfritzsch, Consultant, Department of Radiology, AUH.

Venue: Victor Albeck building, 1266, Vennelyst Blvd. 4, 8000 Aarhus C

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Health Research Year students and Health Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Course dates:

  • 30 November 2022 08:30 - 16:00
  • 01 December 2022 08:30 - 16:00
  • 02 December 2022 08:30 - 16:00