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Title Exploring human movement
Course number 3123
Programme Utveckling och regeneration (DevReg)
Language English
Credits 3.0
Date 2020-02-03 -- 2020-02-14
Responsible KI department Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
Specific entry requirements
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is that the participants gain the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to use common computerized methods for the study of human movement.
Intended learning outcomes At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
* formulate clear research questions in the field of movement science and be able to set up adequate experiments for them.
* in groups, conduct a scientific experiment in the movement laboratory.
* analyse kinematic, kinetic and EMG data.
* clearly present the results in oral and written form (including graphs).
* evaluate their results by comparing them with the litterature.
Contents of the course * Working in the lab with computerised movement analysis systems:
- Kalibrering, datainsamling och analys
- Signal processing of movement trajectories from reflecting markers, of Electromyography (EMG) and force plate data.
* Biomechanics
* Motor control
* Muscle physiology
* Training in experimental skills
* Training in presentation skills
Teaching and learning activities This course has three parts. The first part is a theoretical part, in which the students learn the basics of movement science by means of lectures, group work litterature studies and individual work (3 days). The second part is laboratory work in which the students learn a) the principals of computerised movement analysis systems with calibration, marker placement, EMG, and forceplate measurements; b) learn to formulate a movement scientific research question (PM); and c) learn to accomplish an laboratory experiment - group work (5 days). The last part is the presentation part, in which the students present their laboratory results in both a written rapport and in zig-zaw group seminars (2 days).
Compulsory elements This course has three compulsory parts:
1. Oral presentation of the movement scientific research question (PM-presentation).
2. Active participation in the laboratory experiment.
3. Active participation in the zig-zaw group seminars.
Absence at these compulsory parts, the students have to compensate this with:
1. A written presentation of the movement scientific research question (PM).
2. Participate in an other laboratory experiment.
3. A written summary of a number of laboratory reports, including reflecting comments.
Examination The teachers give their judgement on the oral presentations and the written laboratory report. Moreover, student peer assessment on the oral presentations.
Literature and other teaching material * Enoka, R., 2015. Neuromechanics of Human Movement, 5th ed. Human kinetics, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
* A number of scientific peer-reviewed articles will be handed out at the course start.
Number of students 8 - 20
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
More information This course is going to be integrated in the new core facility u-Move in Solna, but some of the days are also held in Flemingsberg at the movement laboratory of the physical therapy division (NVS). This course has previously been given as 2194.
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Course responsible Wim Grooten
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
08-52488861
Wim.Grooten@ki.se
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