Translational research


Course Objective

The course has the following aims:
a: to gain and apply knowledge of the translational model in the
physiotherapy domain, specifically on cost effectiveness, utilization,
guidelines and implementation research
b: to be able to use hypothetical results from research projects to
design and report on the next step within translational research model
for application within the physical therapy domain, to reach
c. to gain knowledge and skills to apply the gained knowledge in writing
an essay

Course Content

In this course students will gain knowledge and will be trained in
translational research within the domain of physiotherapy and
musculoskeletal health. The student will learn about all steps of
translational research by lectures and tutorials of experts in the
field. The focus will be placed on research mostly unknown to the
fundamental researcher as cost effectiveness and utility analysis, core
set on outcome measures, qualitative- and implementation research.
Furthermore the students will be challenged to apply this knowledge by
working in groups on assignments on the various topics.

Teaching Methods

The course consists of lectures and practicals.

Method of Assessment

a written theoretical exam of 10 open questions


For this course, a variety of papers from renowned journals in the field
of Translational Research will be used. The papers will be provided on
Blackboard, and the links to the information from internet will also be
Articles used:
• Rubio DM, Schoenbaum EE, Lee LS, Schteingart DE, Marantz PR, Anderson
KE, Platt LD, Baez A, Esposito K. Defining translational research:
implications for training. Acad Med. 2010 Mar;85(3):470-5.
• Rajan A, Sullivan R, Bakker S, van Harten WH. Critical appraisal of
translational research models for suitability in performance assessment
of cancer centers. Oncologist. 2012;17(12):e48-57
• Asakiewicz C. Translational Research 2.0: a framework for accelerating
collaborative discovery. Per Med. 2014 May;11(3):351-358. doi:
• Korthals-de Bos I, van Tulder M, van Dieten H, Bouter L. Economic
evaluations and randomized trials in spinal disorders: principles and
methods. Spine (PhilPa 1976). 2004 Feb 15;29(4):442-8
• Whitehead SJ, Ali S. Health outcomes in economic evaluation: the QALY
an utilities. Br Med Bull. 2010;96:5-21.
• Raaijmakers LGM, Hamers FJM, Martens MK, Bagchus C, de Vries, Kremers
SPJ Perceived facilitators and barriers in diabetes care: a qualitative
study among health care professionals in the Netherlands. BMC Family
Practice BMC 2013; 14:114
• Grunseit AC, O’Hara BJ, Chau JY, Briggs M, Bauman AE Getting the
Message Across: Outcomes and Risk Profiles by Awareness Levels of the
“Measure-Up” Obesity Prevention Campaign in Australia Plos one
Published: April 6, 2015
• Petty N, Thomson O, Stew G. Ready for a paradigm shift? Part 2:
Introducing qualitative research methodologies and methods Manual
Therapy 2012; 17(5);378-384
• Petty N, Thomson P, Stew G Ready for a paradigm shift? Part 1:
Introducing the philosophy of qualitative research Manual Therapy
• Peters DH(1), Adam T, Alonge O, Agyepong IA, Tran N.
Implementation research: what it is and how to do it. BMJ. 2013 Nov

Custom Course Registration

For more info on workgroups, laboratories, (computer) practicals etc. please see Canvas.

General Information

Course Code B_TRANSRES
Credits 3 EC
Period P3
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. A.L. Goudzwaard
Examiner dr. A.L. Goudzwaard
Teaching Staff dr. A.L. Goudzwaard
dr. A.L. Pool-Goudzwaard
dr. G.G.M. Scholten-Peeters
prof. dr. R.W.J.G. Ostelo
dr. A. Huisman

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture