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Human Space Physiology Training Course 2016 - Call for Applications

This training course, offered by ESA’s Education and Space Medicine Offices, will be held from Monday 30 January to Thursday 2 February 2017 at ESA’s Redu Centre in Belgium.
 
What is it really like to live in space?  And what happens to the body in microgravity? During this 4 day training course university students from ESA Member States will discover how spaceflight represents a significant physiological challenge for the human body. Students will also learn about the range of approaches used to study the physiological effects of spaceflight and discuss potential approaches to mitigate the effects of weightlessness on the human body. In parallel, they will also work on a mini-project (in groups of 4 or 5) investigating a major issue facing human spaceflight that shall be presented to the other participants on the final day of the course.
 
The students in ESA Redu Centre will be joined via video conferencing by students at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, who are registered in partner programmes such as the Space Physiology & Health MSc run at King's College London (UK).
ESA’s Education Office is looking for 22 talented and motivated Bachelor and Master students with an medical or biological background to join the training course that will be held in Redu.
 
The deadline for applications is 28 November 2016, 23:59 CET.
 
For more information please visit the ESA Education website:
 
http://www.esa.int/Education/ESA_Academy/ESA_presents_exciting_new_training_course_on_Human_Space_Physiology

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