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376-0221-00L  Methods and Concepts in Human Systems Neuroscience and Motor Control

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersN. Wenderoth
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 18



Catalogue data

AbstractThis course provides hands-on experience with measurement and analysis methods relevant for Humans Systems Neuroscience and Motor control (nerve/brain stimulation, EMG, EEG, psycho-physical paradigms etc). Students read scientific material, set up experiments, perform measurements in the lab, analyse data, apply statistics and write short reports or essays.
ObjectiveThis course will prepare students for experimental work as it is typically done during the master thesis. The goal is to gain hands-on experience with measurement and analysis methods relevant for Humans Systems Neuroscience and Motor control (ifor example peripheral nerve stimulation, electrical and magnetic brain stimulation, EMG, EEG, psycho-physical paradigms etc). Students will learn how to perform small scientific projects in this area. Students will work individually or in small groups and solve scientific problems which require them to perform measurements in human participants, extract relevant readouts from the data, apply appropriate statistics and interpret the results. They will also be required to write small essays and reports and they will get feedback on their writing throughout the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents are required to have successfully completed the course "Neural control of movement and motor learning" and to have basic knowledge of applied statistics. Self-study material about applied statistics will be available at the beginning of the course and statistical knowledge will be tested (central element) in the second course week. Passing this test is a requirement for continuing the course. Students will have to solve scientific problems, requiring them to independently study scientific material, apply statistics and report their results in the form of written reports and essays. Assessments will be made on the basis of the completed theoretical and practical work that will be performed either in small groups or individually.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersN. Wenderoth
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementStudents are required to have successfully completed the course "Neural control of movement and motor learning" and to have basic knowledge of applied statistics. Self-study material about applied statistics will be available at the beginning of the course and statistical knowledge will be tested (central element) in the second course week. Passing this test is a requirement for continuing the course. Assessments will be made on the basis of the completed theoretical and practical work that will be performed either in small groups or individually.

Learning materials

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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
376-0221-00 PMethods and Concepts in Human Systems Neuroscience and Motor Control Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
previously: Neural Control of Movement and Motor Learning.!
Monday 26.9. room I 17 M5, on all other date the course take place in lab I 17 M94.
3 hrs
Mon10-13I17 M 5 »
N. Wenderoth

Groups

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Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places18 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupHealth Sciences and Technology MSc (380000)
Human Movement Sciences MSc (563000)
Waiting listuntil 30.09.2016

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ProgrammeSectionType
Human Movement Sciences MasterElectivesWInformation
Human Movement Sciences MasterElectivesWInformation
Health Sciences and Technology MasterElectives Courses IWInformation
Health Sciences and Technology MasterElective Courses IIWInformation