Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation Course

Moller Centre, Cambridge, CB3 0DE

6th and 7th July 2017

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