Description: The course will cover the practical assessment of neuromuscular function and adaptations following training or rehabilitation. The topics covered include: assessment of spinal integration by measures such as reciprocal inhibition, monosynaptic Ia excitation and post-activation depression, assessment of cortical pathways by measures such as I-wave facilitation, motor evoked potential changes as well as cortical inhibition and facilitation. Assessment of muscle function though motor unit recordings and array electrodes. The course will be conducted through a combination of lectures as well as laboratory work.

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

A basic background within Anatomy, Physiology and Motor Control is desirable.

Laboratory assignments will be completed throughout the course.
Organizer: Associate Professor Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, e-mail:

Lecturers: Associate Professor Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, Aalborg University

ECTS: 1.5 (subject to changes)

Time: 27 April, 11 and 18 May 2015

Place: Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7D, room D2-106

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats:

Deadline: 14 April, 2015