Int. target. mot. funct & cogn in ageing

Faculteit Medische Wetenschappen / UMCG
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode BWM161
Vaknaam Int. target. mot. funct & cogn in ageing
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Interventions targeting motor function and cognition in ageing
Leerdoelen Students will acquire specialist knowledge and an understanding of the general principles and specific applications of movement and exercise interventions in ageing.
Omschrijving The course is a logical follow-up of the previous specialization course ‘Mechanisms of motor function and cognition in ageing’ (BWM160). Together they provide themes for the literature review that the student will write in the following phase of study.
description This course focuses on interventions designed to preserve somatic, motor, cognitive and daily function in healthy old adults and on interventions that improve and/or recover these functions in elderly individuals who suffer from chronic somatic disorders (e.g. sarcopenia) or degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (e.g., dementia or Parkinson's disease), and in old adults who have experienced a fall. Lectures will focus on the theoretical basis of movement and rehabilitation programs. Interventions will include sports-related programs to improve physical and cognitive fitness and neurorehabilitation interventions to treat specific aspects of a disorder. In the context of neurorehabilitation of motor function and cognition, the course will address issues such as the plasticity of the central nervous system and related concepts, including neurogenesis, synaptogenesis and angiogenesis, as well as compensatory processes for disturbed motor and cognitive functions.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
(Lectures and tutorials)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen
(Written exam with essay questions. Students will also write, present, and defend a research proposal as a part of the exam.)
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
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Course reader
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 b keuze
MSc Sport Sciences 1 semester I b keuze