Fifth International Summer School

Moscow, Russia

June 13- June 26, 2005

The Faculty of Basic Medicine of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, The Institute of Biomedical Problems (Russian Academy of Sciences), and educational agency Contemporary Educational Programmes present jointly developed academic program "Space Biology and Medicine". The course considers the problems of vital functions of a person in space. This is a unique opportunity for senior students and professionals in areas of biology, medicine, and biomedical engineering. The course is based on observations obtained during more than 40 years of development of Soviet and Russian space programs. Practical training is conducted at the base of State Scientific Center of Russian Federation - the Institute for Biomedical Problems. It includes a demonstration of medical supplies found onboard spaceships such as "Vostok", "Voshod", "Soyuz" and the space stations "Salyut" and "Mir".
The program includes lectures from leading Russian specialists, meetings with cosmonauts, visiting museums and national centers (Space Museum, Moscow Mission Control Center, Center of Cosmonauts Training), and a picturesque list of cultural tours.
During the lectures and workshops, students will have the opportunity to compare basic biomedical results obtained in the course of Russian and American space projects. A considerable part of the course is devoted to new technology research, which is under way in the Russian segment of the International Space Station.
All classes are delivered in English.

Major Topics Covered
The course is designed for about 60 academic hours of lectures and training in class
  • Factors of space flight
  • Modelling of micro-gravity effects.
  • Physiological effects of micro-gravity. Processes dependant on gravitation. Sensory systems. Spatial orientation, perception of the body scheme, sensory foundation of the motor control. Orthostatic instability.
  • Motor system and muscular system. Movement control system. Space variety of movement illness. Pathogenesis and preventive measures. Cardiovascular system and respiratory apparatus.
  • Water-electrolytic metabolism.
  • Calcium metabolism and condition of bone fiber during short-term and long-term flights.
  • Changes in the blood cellular structure and immune system of cosmonauts and astronauts.
  • Metabolism and hormone control of a person at the near-earth orbit.
  • Radiation safety of space flights.
  • Activities out of spaceships.
  • Etiology and Pathogenesis of the decompression disease.
  • Medicobiological choice criterion and training of cosmonauts.
  • Medical control and diagnostics during space flights. Application of space medicine achievements in telemedicine projects.
  • Prevention and correction measures, prophylaxis of negative effects of weightlessness.
  • Rehabilitation foundations of cosmonauts after long-term flights.
Participants will also have the opportunity to visit
  • National Missions Control Center,
  • The private Cosmonautics Museum at the Zvezda industrial center (where only most original spacesuits and other artefacts are presented).

The Organising Committee acknowledges financial support of INTAS provided for young scientists from NIS

Attention!!! The School might be limited by 30 participants. To avoid misunderstandings, please, inform us about your wishing to participate as soon as possible.

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