Thinking and Doing II

11 ECTS / Modular / English

This CU is of the modular type, subsequent of Digestion and Defense II CU and precedent of Ellective II CU. This unit offers more in-depth knowledge and new subjects covering aspects of thinking (e.g. psychological functions) and movement (e.g. disorders related to the motor system). Educational activities are divided into 4 disciplines: Movement, Neurology, Psychiatry and Ophthalmology.

Intended learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students)

  • obtain neuroscientific knowledge that enables them to have an integrative view of the nervous system, facilitating the acquisition of clinical skill and knowledge;
  • recognize the basic aspects of behavior (emotion, learning, motivation, cognition and memory) and on the dysregulation of these processes;
  • train differential diagnosis based on symptoms and pathophysiological mechanisms in the areas of Orthopedics, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry;
  • train communication and academic and scientific skills;
  • encourage and train reflection;
  • reflect about international differences in diseases and health.



Movement and Neurology

  • Anatomy of the spinal column, spinal cord, nerve roots and trunk muscles -Stature of the column and age changes
  • Bone homeostasis
  • Lower back problems
  • Shoulder anatomy and function
  • Anatomy and vascularization of the brain
  • Stroke
  • Anatomy of primary sensory and motor pathways systems
  • Pain
  • Examination of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal column, and shoulder


  • Emotion, learning, motivation, behavior
  • Cognitive development, healthy and pathological ageing
  • Stress and the stress-system
  • Anxiety, depression, dementia
  • Mental sate examination and psychiatric history taking


  • Anatomy of the eye and adnexa’s
  • Physiological optics
  • Lens dysfunctions
  • Reception and conduction of visual stimuli
  • Visual impairment: cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration
  • Vision examination


  • Ethics: early diagnostics and preventive treatment
  • Epidemiology: prognostic research
  • Occupational health
  • Social media.



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