From the 5 –9 September 2016, the MRC Epidemiology Unit will be holding its 8th Physical Activity Measurement Seminar at The Møller Centre in Cambridge, UK.
The primary objective of the seminar is to promote high quality field work in epidemiological studies through understanding of the underlying measurement principles and methods of data analysis, and the seminar is expected to attract delegates from all over the world.
The course is primarily aimed at Research Assistants and PhD students interested or involved in the objective monitoring of free-living physical activity. However, anyone interested in this area of research is more than welcome to apply.
The seminar takes the format of a 5 day intensive residential course at the Møller Centre in Cambridge. The course is a mixture of theory and practical-based work designed to cover the whole process of methodological considerations, data collection (in the field and lab settings), operational issues and analysis and interpretation of data. The course has a primary focus on the objective measurement of physical activity and key themes include the following:
- Heart rate monitoring
- Combined sensing (heart rate & movement)
- Individual calibration / fitness assessment
- Self-report measures
In addition, there will be a number of introductory lectures on other methods & concepts relating to the measurement of physical activity in the epidemiological setting.
Delegates will be encouraged to be interactive in demonstrations and workshops. There will be hands-on experience working with monitors, wearing monitors throughout the week, and opportunities for exploring, processing and analysing this data.
More information and details of how to apply are available on the Physical Activity Measurement Seminar 2016 webpages.
Please note that a maximum of 28 places are available, and that the closing date for applications is Friday 6 May 2016.