Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation Course

Moller Centre, Cambridge, CB3 0DE

6th and 7th July 2017

https://www.cam-pgmc.ac.uk/courses/16th-cambridge-ucla-course-on-clinical-exercise-testing-and-interpretation-a-practical-approach

Learn the value of exercise testing and interpretation of results in normal and pathological states

Day 1 – Clinical Exercise Testing in the Normal subject

  • Incremental and constant work protocols
  • Interpretation of performance variables (VO2 max, lactate threshold and VO2 kinetics)
  • The training response
  • A practical session demonstrating the measurement of VO2 max with data interpretation
  • Lactate testing
  • Practical small group work on interpretation of data
  • Exercise prescription.

Day 2 – Clinical Exercise Testing for Clinical conditions

  • Purpose and indication for clinical exercise testing
  • Protocols for clinical exercise testing
  • Response patterns normal / abnormal
  • Technical problems
  • Practical demonstration
  • Small group involvement in the interpretation of cases (eg COPD, asthma, cardiomyopathy)
  • Development of written report
  • Self assessment