Sensory systems and sensory-motor control (elective 1.d.)

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Knowledge of basic physiology and neurophysiology

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who complete the module:

  • Understand human sensory and motor control mechanisms
  • Understand neuroanatomical and physiological aspects of human sensory and motor control mechanisms
  • Have knowledge about methodologies to assess the normal and pathological sensory function
  • Have knowledge about methodologies to assess the normal and pathological motor control function
  • Have knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies used to analyse neurophysiological data in relation to normal or pathological sensory and motor control mechanisms
  • Understand plasticity in sensory and motor pathways in normal and pathological conditions

Skills

  • Are able to interpret neurophysiological data in relation to the normal sensory or motor pathways and underlying disease
  • Are able to explain relevant sensory anatomy (e.g. vision, hearing, pain, balance, taste and olfaction, somatosensory cases) and coding of sensory information (e.g. mechanoreception, thermoreception, proprioception, nociception)
  • Are able to explain relevant motor neuroanatomy, including neural pathways related to control of movement and peripheral/spinal/supra-spinal control of movement
  • Are able to explain relevant movement control mechanisms including postural control, motor reflexes, and sensory-motor integration of afferent and efferent information at spinal, sub-cortical  and cortical level
  • Are able to identify and select appropriate methodologies to assess sensory and motor control mechanisms
  • Are able to identify sensory/motor pathways in selected neurological diseases

Competences

  • Are able to select and motivate appropriate methodologies to assess sensory and motor control mechanisms
  • Are able to judge neurophysiological data in scientific literature

Type of instruction

Lectures and exercises.

Exam

Exams

Name of examSensory systems and sensory-motor control
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Additional information

Please contact the   programme student counsellors if you consider applying to the education and you have questions.

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleSensoriske systemer og sensorisk-motorisk kontrol (valgfag 1.d.)
Module codeSTIST11K1_6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Health, Science and Sports
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine