KLMED8010 - Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Exercise Training


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2021/2022

Course content

The course aims to promote knowledge and use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in clinical practice, offering participants the opportunity to meet well-known experts in the field, assist in live demonstrations of CPET and discuss clinical cases. The whole spectrum of CPET applications in cardiology will be addressed in the course, with a special focus on the use of CPET for exercise training prescription and prognostic stratification in cardiac patients. The course is hosted in collaboration with NORHEART - The Norwegian PhD School of Heart Research.

Learning outcome

The course aims to give insight into exercise physiology, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and exercise training fundamentals. After completing and passing the course, the researcher will know the basics of: Exercise physiology; Cardiopulmonary exercise test interpretation; Cardiac and respiratory abnormalities; Practical aspects of cardiopulmonary exercise testing; How to set up and implement an exercise training program.

Learning methods and activities

The course includes two days of lectures and practical demonstrations in groups. You have to participate in at least 80 % of the teaching to be allowed to take the exam. Attendance at lectures will be taken.

Further on evaluation

A multiple choice final exam is administered directly following the last lecture.

Required previous knowledge

Master's degree or currently PhD-candidate or student at the research program for medical students.

Course materials

Curriculum: 75 pages research papers and scientific statements. For further information see:

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Version: 1
Credits:  1.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sport Sciences
  • Medicine
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging


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