Mechanisms of motor funct. in ageing

Faculteit Medische Wetenschappen / UMCG
Jaar 2019/20
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 Students will acquire knowledge and an understanding of the (neuro)physiological and biomechanical processes of ageing, learn about the influence of ageing and ageing-related diseases on sensorimotor functions, cognition, and its effects on everyday life.
Omschrijving 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 and evaluation of interventions to reduce the deleterious effects of ageing, addressed in the next specialization course ‘Interventions targeting motor function and cognition in ageing’ (BWM161).
description 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 the interactions between perception and action and coordination of movement dynamics in the context of ageing. Furthermore, the course will review the influence of ageing in conjunction with various disorders, dementia, and Parkinson's disease, with a focus on the interaction between disorder characteristics and the normal ageing process.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
(Lectures and tutorials)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen
(Written exam with essay questions)
Vaksoort Master
Coördinator prof. dr. T. Hortobagyi
Docent(en) dr. S.R. Caljouw ,dr. Y.P.T. Kamsma ,dr. C.J.C. Lamoth ,dr. A. Murgia ,dr. M.J.G. van Heuvelen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Required reading: Spirduso W., Francis K.L., MacGrae P.G. Physical dimensions of aging. Human Kinetics, 2004. ISBN-10: 0736033157
ISBN-13: 978-0736033152.
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