Cardiac researchers and clinical cardiologists need to know key concepts and terms for measuring and describing the function of the heart. This three-day course will provide a comprehensive review of the following topics:

  • Myocardial deformation
  • Tau – the time constant of exponential pressure decay
  • End diastolic pressure volume relation
  • Contractility & end systolic pressure volume relation
  • Preload
  • Afterload
  • Suction and restoring forces
  • Frank-Starling effect
  • Myocardial and ventricular efficiency

The course curriculum will be covered in lectures and practical training by analyzing and performing calculations on previously recorded measurements. The course is aimed at clinical and translational researchers with an interest in cardiac mechanics and hemodynamic theory.

Click this link for a more comprehensive description of the content of the course.

The course takes place at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet on Tuesday – Thursday, 23rd-25th April.

How to get there: Ground floor entrance to the A3-builiding is underneath the sky-walk from the main Rikshospitalet building to the A-building crossing over the tram tracks. The seminar room is located at Institutt for kirurgisk forskning on the ground floor of the A3-building, straight through the sliding doors between the elevators and in the metal doors on the right.

Limited number of participants: 20
Registration deadline: March 1st, 2024


  • PhD candidates admitted to a PhD program at UiO can apply in StudentWeb.
  • Applicants who are not admitted to a PhD program at UiO must first apply for a right to study PhD courses in medicine and health sciences in SøknadsWeb before they can apply for this course in StudentWeb.

Further information about how to apply for a place at the course can be found here

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