Int. target. mot. funct & cogn in ageing

Faculteit Medische Wetenschappen / UMCG
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode BWM161
Vaknaam Int. target. mot. funct & cogn in ageing
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Interventions targeting motor function and cognition in ageing
Leerdoelen to be determined
Omschrijving Students will acquire specialist knowledge and an understanding of the general principles and specific applications of movement and different movement related interventions in ageing over the adult lifespan.
This course focuses on interventions designed to preserve somatic, motor, cognitive and daily function in healthy older adults and on interventions that improve and/or recover these functions in older individuals who suffer from chronic somatic disorders (e.g. sarcopenia) or degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (e.g., dementia; paratonia), or and in old adults who have an increased fall risk or experienced a fall. Lectures will focus on the theoretical basis of movement, rehabilitation and healthy lifestyle programs. Interventions will include sports-related programs to improve physical and cognitive fitness; multi-factorial interventions to support a healthy lifestyle, 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. The general principles and specific applications of movement and different movement related interventions in ageing over the adult lifespan.
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.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege(s)
(Lectures and tutorials (24))
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. 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
Course reader
Entreevoorwaarden Specialization course BWM160
Opmerkingen Compulsory attendance: 100%
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Human Movement Sciences 1 semester I b verplicht