Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

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HMS4504  - Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation

Period 2: from 30-10-2023 to 22-12-2023
Coordinator: Rameckers, E.
ECTS credits: 6
Language of instruction: English

Publication dates timetable/results in the Student Portal

Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 13-10-2023

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 23-1-2024

Resit booking

Exam booking for a test in current academic year (resit)
You will be booked automatically for the resit in one of our resit periods. You may check our calenders to find out which modules can be retaken and when: https://intranet.maastrichtuniversity.nl/nl/fhml-studenten/studieverloop/wanneer-wat
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Exam booking for a test from a previous academic year (exam only)
All students who have not passed the test for this module in a previous academic year, will be booked automatically for the test during the regular block period. You will be enrolled in the new course in Canvas but not scheduled for a tutorial group and other educational activities. If you do not wish to participate in this test at the end of the regular block period please de-register via askFHML.

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Course information

Description: EN:

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: 

  1. analyze the complex relationship and discrepancy between functioning, activity, and participation in a (seemingly simple) gait-related neurological case

  2. analyzing association between pain and functioning and getting insight in biopsychosocial factors influencing pain and the negative consequences for the patient and society

  3. technology-supported training in complex upper extremity pathology: “(non-) sense of robotics and sensor technology in rehabilitation”.

Goals: EN:

The aim of this course is threefold:

  1. 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.

  2. Students are able to consider, formulate and evaluate solutions for the above-mentioned impact of complex health-related issues regarding the musculoskeletal system.

  3. 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.

Key words: EN:
multidisciplinary, rehabilitation, innovative technology, ICF, rehabilitation research designs
Literature: This is the link to Keylinks, our online reference list.  
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Patientcontact
  • Paper(s)
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Research
  • Skills
  • Working visit(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Assignment
  • Attendance
  • Final paper
  • Participaion
  • Written exam

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