MFAN0921 Applied neurophysiology

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
doc. MUDr. Petr Konečný, Ph.D., MBA (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Petr Dobšák, CSc.
Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Leona Dunklerová
Supplier department: Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Prerequisites (in Czech)
MFAM0822 Antropomotorics II
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim is to improve theoretical background in a field of functional organization of human neuro-muscular control, principles of motor learning, human development and neuro-plasticity of central nervous system. Furthermore the objective is to apply neuro-physiological principles of neuro-muscular control and brain structure in movement disorders physiotherapy.
  • Learned non-use fenomenon - cognitive or reflexive problem?
  • Constraint-induced movement therapy: Another form of neuro-developmental treatment or something completely different?
  • Neglect and Pusher syndrome: Neurophysiology and physiotherapy in visuo-spatial, perceptive and ideo-kinaesthetic deficit
  • Botulinum Toxin: Physiotherapy and spasticity management, paradox of spasticity
  • Stimulation vs. facilitation and somato-sensory Integration: reflexive or cognitive way of sensory motor Stimulation therapy?
  • Neuro-muscular control of Postural stability: reflexive principles of segmental stability, stabilizing strategies and balance training, muscle co-activation
  • Human motor development: Motor programs during individual developmental stages, mechanisms and development of functional posture
  • Human motor development II.: Postural ontogenesis, reflex locomotion by Vojta technique
  • VOJTA, V. Mozkové hybné poruchy v kojeneckém věku. Praha : Grada, 1993. 367 s.
  • LANGMEIER, Miloš, Dana KREJČÍŘOVÁ and Josef LANGMEIER. Vývojová psychologie s úvodem do vývojové neurofyziologie. 2. vyd. Praha: H & H, 2002. 132 s. ISBN 8073190168. info
  • Základy neurofyziologie. Edited by Josef Petřek. 2. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého - Lékařská fakulta, 1995. 191 s. ISBN 80-7067-448-2. info
  • STRNAD, P. Doplňkové kapitoly z obecné neurologie a klinické neurofyziologie. Brno: Sprint-print, 1992. 75 s. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2020.
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