Undergraduate Course: Movement, Activity and Participation (NUST10046)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will consider the physiology of normal movement and the pathological background to a range of movement disorders (e.g. spasticity, hemiplegia, bradykinesia, falls, joint pain and deformity resulting from neurological and musculoskeletal disorders). The impact of these are considered in relation to activity and participation in everyday life (ICF - WHO 2001). Practical ways of optimising function in a rehabilitation context are explored.
This course will consider the physiology of normal movement and the pathological background to a range of movement disorders (e.g. spasticity, hemiplegia, bradykinesia, falls, joint pain and deformity resulting from Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, MS, Head Injury, RA, OA).
It explores and addresses issues around rehabilitation and long term conditions with respect to movement, activity or participation (ICF - WHO 2001).
Whilst taking a neurological perspective on movement disorders this is balanced by consideration of the impact on activities in daily life and the social involvement in life situations.
Students will explore practical ways of assessing and analysing movement, activity and participation; and relate these to measures of quality of life.
The formative and summative assessments will be based on reflective analyses of these issues in their own experience (formative) and in a constructed case study of an individual with a movement disorder (summative) in the context of a rehabilitation programme.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the physiological and pathological background to a range of movement disorders (e.g. spasticity, hemiplegia, bradykinesia, falls, joint pain and deformity resulting from Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, MS, Head Injury, RA, OA).
- Critically assess the impact of movement disorders on activity and participation in everyday life.
- Critically appraise practical approaches to optimising function in a rehabilitation context.
|WHO (2001), International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), http://www.who.int/classifications/icf/en/ accessed 15th July 2015|
WHO (2002), Towards a Common Language for Functioning, Disability and Health ICF, http://www.who.int/classifications/icf/en/ accessed 15th July 2015
WHO (2013), ICF Practical Manual - Exposure draft for comments, http://www.who.int/classifications/icf/en/ accessed 15th July 2015
S Fahn M Hallett J Jankovic (2011), Principles and practice of movement disorders, Elsevier Saunders, Edinburgh, New York
K W Hammell (2006), Perspectives on disability & rehabilitation contesting assumptions, challenging practice, Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, Edinburgh, New York
H S Singer (2010), Movement disorders in childhood, Saunders/Elsevier, Philadelphia
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||To be able to critically review ideas and concepts.
To be able to convey complex information in an accessible way.
To be able to use a range of IT applications to obtain and present data.
To be able to exercise autonomy and initiative.
To be able work with others to develop thinking.
To be able to use a range of approaches to formulate and critically evaluate evidence-based solutions to a range of issues.
|Course organiser||Dr Colin Chandler
Tel: (0131 6)51 5168
|Course secretary||Miss Morven Sutherland
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972