This PhD course is intended to provide PhD candidates the state of the art within sensory-motor interactions involved in nociception in human studies. For this purpose, lecturers will discuss short-term and long-term reorganisation of motor control found in the presence of pain. Further, rehabilitation and possible training interventions in patients suffering from pain will be discussed.

 The course will cover topics such as:

 -          Effects of nociceptive inputs on reflex in humans

-          Effects of nociceptive inputs on motor activity (static and dynamic movement)

-          Functional implications of the pain-motor interactions

Selected papers and book chapters will be provided shortly before the course.

The students participating should have at least a basic knowledge of physiology and methods for assessing motor activity.

The course will be evaluated through an written assignment specifically targeting the assessment of sensory-motor interactions.

Organizer: Associate Professor Rogerio Hirata, email:

Lecturers: Associate Professor Rogerio Hirata, Aalborg University, and invited speakers

ECTS: 1.5

Time: 24 and 25 May 2022 (8.15-14.15)

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7, room D2-106 - Face to face and online lectures

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 3 May 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.