Nutritional status within life-cycle and among populations: anthropometric and body composition methods of assessment is a scientific summer school organized by the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences (University of Cagliari, Italy), with the contribution of Sardegna Ricerche under the project “Scientific School 2016/2017” .
The aim of the school is to provide theoretical competence on the biomedical relevance of nutritional status, on intra/inter-population variability, on methodological principles of diagnostic techniques used in various experimental and applications contexts. Participants will also learn the use of anthropometric and body composition instruments and techniques, both traditional and innovative, for the analysis of nutritional status. The school will consist of lectures and laboratory activities, given by national and international leaders, and will take place over a period of 5 days in the Polaris Technology Park (Pula, Italy), from August 28th to September 1st. The last day of school, on September 1st, is open to all interested people.
English is the official language of the school (Simultaneous translation in Italian will be provided). Participants will obtain formative credits (the amount of credits depends on each degree course). 2 credits (CFP) will be recognized to the members of AIGAE (The Italian Association for Professional Nature and Walking Guides). A certificate of participation will be provided to all participants.
With the contribution of the Italian Anthropological Association (AAI), two scholarships covering the inscription fee will be provided. The scholarships will be assigned on the basis of the curriculum vitae and the results obtained in the final test.