Move your body

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Doel vak

After this minor the student can:
1. demonstrate knowledge and acquired skills in diagnostics of the body
in motion, physical examination, musculoskeletal imaging, clinical
movement analysis, and their clinical applications from the perspectives
of traumatology, orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation medicine.
2. explain and judge the consequences of anatomical, physiological and
biomechanical age- and gender-related differences in traumatology,
orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation medicine.
3. recognize the phases of gait, and what general principals of gait
are, what joint kinetics of normal gait are, how to assess joint
kinetics using augmented reality, what muscle coordination during normal
gait is, governing low energy cost of walking.
4. understand and discuss the principles and essence of exercise in
5. apply the rules for critical reading and scientific writing of papers
and grants in this field of research.

Inhoud vak

The minor Move your Body will start with defining and analyzing normal
movement and musculoskeletal health and fitness. There will be focus on
the prevention of sedentary behavior and physical inactivity and the
moving healthy body during sports and physical performance. We will
continue with clinical biomechanics covering ‘clinical gait analysis’ as
a diagnostic tool to assess deviations in walking performance, aiming
for the identification of its etiology, i.e. dysfunction of part(s) of
the neuro-musculo-skeletal system to inform clinical decision making in
patients who experience walking problems. Next, we will address how to
optimize movement and physical performance of adult patients and
children with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, with an
emphasis on disturbed motor function of the lower and upper limbs, and
its consequences for daily life. Consequences of disorders, such as
osteoarthritis, fractures, bone and joint deviations, multi-trauma,
multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and amputations will
become apparent at the three WHO-ICF levels of functioning: impairments
in function of body structures (tissues and organs), limitations in
functional activities, and restrictions in daily life. In children, the
diseases of primary interest are cerebral palsy, spina bifida, obesitas
and orthopedic problems such as clubfoot and scoliosis. Diagnostics of
the body in motion, surgical and therapeutic options to optimize
movement and physical performance, will be presented by both physicians
and researchers from several clinical fields.


Lectures, practicals, physical examination, working groups, scientific


Writing assignment, research proposal writing, oral presentation,
debate, two central exams.


Bachelor’s students of VUmc School of Medical Sciences and external (and
international) students with a (bio)medical background.

Toelichting Canvas

This minor is supported by a corresponding CANVAS course, which contains
all of the required information of this minor including an overview of
the required articles and assignments. The CANVAS course will also be
used to post announcements relevant to the minor. You will automatically
have access to the CANVAS course.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Knowledge on all Bachelor courses of year 1 and year 2 courses are

Algemene informatie

Vakcode M_BMYB19
Studiepunten 24 EC
Periode Semester 1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit VUmc
Vakcoördinator dr. L.A. Bonouvrié
Examinator dr. L.A. Bonouvrié
Docenten prof. dr. V. de Groot
drs. M.M.E.H. Witbreuk
dr. H.P. van der Ploeg

Praktische informatie

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Werkvormen Werkcollege, Studiegroep, Practicum