Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation
Full course description
Knowledge transfer during this course will include classic Problem Based Learning (PBL), short lectures, project work and practicals. In addition, students will participate in interactive lectures and will participate in a House of Commons debate. Next to gathering knowledge, in this course the main focus is on logical reasoning and applying knowledge. Students are challenged to argue, discuss and interpret relevant topics in the field of rehabilitation.
During this course students write a research proposal in teams and an individual, substantiated essay with an assigned position (pro or con) in favor or against a highly relevant topic in the field of rehabilitation medicine.
The PBL cases will be centered around:
- analyze the complex relationship and discrepancy between functioning, activity, and participation in a (seemingly simple) gait-related neurological case
- analyzing association between pain and functioning and getting insight in biopsychosocial factors influencing pain and the negative consequences for the patient and society
- technology-supported training in complex upper extremity pathology: “(non-) sense of robotics and sensor technology in rehabilitation”.
The aim of this course is threefold:
- From a Bio-Psycho-Social perspective, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, students are able to critically analyze and describe complex health-related issues with negative impact on the musculoskeletal system and interpret within broader context which methodological approach is needed to quantify/measure this issue.
- Students are able to consider, formulate and evaluate solutions for the above-mentioned impact of complex health-related issues regarding the musculoskeletal system.
- Students will be acquainted with innovative technologies used in the domain of rehabilitation and are able to critically evaluate the usefulness of the deployment of such technologies in rehabilitation contexts.
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- E.A.A. Rameckers