International Summer Schools at Lomonosov Moscow State University

Call for participation  |  Summer Schools held in 2004

Call for participation

Faculty of Fundamental Medicine

International Summer School "Space Biology and Medicine"

20 June - 04 July, 2005

(14 days, 40 academic hours of study + 16 academic hours of educational visits)

The Faculty of Fundamental Medicine of Lomonosov Moscow State University,
the Institute of Biomedical Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences,
and Modern Educational Programmes Company
invite you to take part in an International Summer School
"Space Biology and Medicine"

All lectures and workshops are conducted in English

The course considers the problems of vital functions of a person in space. It is for the first time that the basics of this subject have been introduced to medical senior students and postgraduates. The course presents interest for a wide range of biologists and medical doctors. It is based on the unique observations obtained during 40 years of Soviet and Russian space programmes development. The course shows how the achievements of space medicine can be used in general clinical practice.

Workshops are conducted at the Institute for Biomedical Problems, the State Scientific Centre of Russian Federation. The course includes demonstration of medical provision of "Vostok", "Voskhod", "Soyuz" spaceships and "Salyut" and "Mir" space stations. During lectures and workshops students 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 technologies which are used at the Russian segment of the International space station.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit:

  1. Cosmonautics Museum
  2. Gagarin Cosmonauts’ Training Centre (
  3. National Centre of Space Flights’ Management

International Summer School "Space Biology and Medicine" programme

  1. Factors of space flight
  2. Microgravity effects modelling
  3. Physiological effects of microgravity. Processes dependant on gravitation. Sensory systems. Spatial orientation, perception of the body scheme, sensory foundation of the motor control. Orthostatic instability
  4. Motor system and muscular system. Movement control system. Space variety of movement illness. Pathogenesis and preventive measures. Cardiovascular system and respiratory apparatus
  5. Water-electrolytic metabolism
  6. Calcium metabolism and condition of bone fiber during short-term and long-term flights
  7. Changes in the blood cellular structure and immune system of cosmonauts and astronauts
  8. Metabolism and hormone control of a person at the near-earth orbit
  9. Radiation safety of space flights
  10. Activities out of spaceships
  11. Etiology and pathogenesis of the decompression disease
  12. Medical-biological criteria of cosmonauts’ selection and training
  13. Medical control and diagnostics during space flights. Application of space medicine achievements in telemedical projects
  14. Prevention and correction measures, prophylaxis of weightlessness negative effects
  15. The fundamentals of cosmonaut’s rehabilitation after long-term flights

Programme Director: Deputy Dean Vasiliy A. Loginov, tel.(+07-095) 143-48-89, e-mail: