Mechanisms of motor funct. in ageing

Faculteit Medische Wetenschappen / UMCG
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode BWM160
Vaknaam Mechanisms of motor funct. in ageing
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Mechanisms of motor function and cognition in ageing
Leerdoelen to be determined
Omschrijving Students will acquire knowledge and an understanding of the (neuro)physiological and biomechanical processes of ageing over the life span, learn about the influence of ageing and ageing-related diseases on sensorimotor functions, cognition, and its effects on everyday life.
The course has a strong interdisciplinary approach and therefore it will integrate information from (neuro)physiology, (neuro)psychology, biomechanics and neurology. Insights into the ageing process gained from this course will provide the basis for the design, monitoring, and evaluation of interventions to reduce the effects of ageing on motor and cognitive functioning, addressed in the next specialization course ‘Interventions targeting motor function and cognition in ageing’ (BWM161).
The general introduction will describe the causes of ageing and the physiological processes involved in the ageing motor system, cognition, and daily function. The course will also discuss adaptations in walking over the lifespan, environmental and contextual factors related to physical activity in ageing, and the interactions between perception and action in the context of ageing. Furthermore, the course will review the influence of ageing in conjunction with various age-related disorders, with a focus on the interaction between disorder characteristics and the normal ageing process.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
(Lectures and tutorials (24))
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen
(Written exam with essay questions, one assignment)
Vaksoort Master
Coördinator prof. dr. C.J.C. Lamoth
Docent(en) dr. S.R. Caljouw ,dr. A. Murgia ,dr Erja Portegijs ,dr. M.J.G. van Heuvelen ,dr. M.P. Veldman, MSc.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Book Chapters, scientific papers
Opmerkingen - Compulsory attendance: 100%
- Maximum number of participants: If the course is chosen as a profile course there may be a limit to the number of participants. Admission will then be determined through random selection.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Human Movement Sciences 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Sport Sciences 1 semester I a keuze