Movement science in Rehabilitation
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleMED-BMS49
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Medical Sciences; Biomedische wetenschappen;
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. V.G.M. Weerdesteyn
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. V.G.M. Weerdesteyn
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2017
6  (05/02/2018 to 26/08/2018)
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksPeriod 6a, Monday and Tuesday
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registration openfrom 01/04/2017 up to and including 08/01/2018
Waiting listYes
Placement procedureDone manually by Back Office
ExplanationDone manually by Back Office
The main objectives of this module are:
After completion of the course, the student
  1. has a profound understanding of motor control and recovery of function in patients with diseases of the neurological and orthopedic systems
  2. understands the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a conceptual framework for clinical reasoning in Rehabilitation
  3. understands the implications of theoretical frameworks on diagnostic and therapeutic intervention strategies
  4. is able to formulate a research question and to compose/design a concise research proposal.
  5. is able to chose appropriate assessment methods, outcome measures and analyses to evaluate diverse motor impairments.
  6. is able to conduct a functional evaluation, using both observational and quantitative methods, related to motor impairments in patients with neurological or orthopedic disorders.
The module 

The course Movement Science in Rehabilitation aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the theories and ideas concerning the nature of motor control and functional recovery in patients with diseases of the neurological or orthopaedic systems. In addition, students will be trained to critically analyse and evaluate underlying impairments and compensatory mechanisms in patients with functional disabilities. To this end, movement observation and tools for quantitative analyses (e.g. 3D motion capture and EMG) will be applied in the context of clinical reasoning and problem solving (linking underlying mechanisms to possibilities for functional improvement). The functional activities will be addressed include balance control, walking and reaching/manipulation. After this course, the student will be able to formulate clinically and scientifically relevant research questions related to the problems that patients experience in these activities. In addition, the student will be able to systematically evaluate these problems in a clinical or movement-laboratory setting. These skills will be practiced in real patient cases.

Instructional modes
Working group

Period 6a, Monday and Tuesday

Course examination
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock 6, Block 6