3 ECTS credits
90 h study time

Offer 3 with catalog number 4022283FNR for all students in the 1st and 2nd semester at a (F) Master - specialised level.

1st and 2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Taught in
Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy
Kinesitherapie, Menselijke Fysiologie en Anatomie
Educational team
Erik Cattrysse (course titular)
Aldo Scafoglieri
Activities and contact hours
18 contact hours Lecture
6 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
36 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course Content

This course requeres a good knowledge of the musculoskeletal anatomy in order to be able to study the anatomy with a perspective of more details, inclusive of variations and anomalies of muscular insertions, bony connections and neural plexi. Using interactive co-studying and pear-teaching the link between anatomical localisations and clinical situations will be studied based on mechanistic reasoning.

Additional info

Based on a good basic knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy this course intends to deepen this knowledge and to link this knowledge to clinical situations within the musculoskeletal field; blended learning techniques, including pear-teaching and interactive for a will be applied in this course to stimulate active and participating learning.

Learning Outcomes

algemene competenties

The student has a profound knowledge of the 3-D human musculoskeletal anatomy, understanding anatomical variation, variants and anomalies with specific relevance for manual therapy techniques

De student is able to link anatomical structures to his knowledge and experience from clinical practice in the field of MSK-problems and – rehabilitation


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Written Exam determines 75% of the final mark.
PRAC Teamwork determines 25% of the final mark.

Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Mondeling examen with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 75% of the final mark.

    Note: Uitsluitend mondeling op cadavermateriaal (vlezig en geplastineerd)

Within the PRAC Teamwork category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • group work with a relative weight of 2 which comprises 25% of the final mark.

Additional info regarding evaluation

Exam: written exam with optional additional oral explanation: the exam intends to estimate knowledge and comprehension of arthrokinematics principles and methods, as well as concerning specific arthrokinematics  mechanisms of bone-connections

The open questions may as well concern the guest lectures as the additional tasks

Partial scores that cannot be retaken due to content or organisational circumstances will continue to make part of the final score for this course during the actual academic year

Allowed unsatisfactory mark
The supplementary Teaching and Examination Regulations of your faculty stipulate whether an allowed unsatisfactory mark for this programme unit is permitted.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Manual Therapy: International stud (46 ECTS) (only offered in Dutch)
Master of Manual Therapy: werd niet aangeleverd in het Engels (only offered in Dutch)
Master of Manual Therapy: International stud (60 ECTS) (only offered in Dutch)
Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Anatomy: Default track
Preparatory Programme Master of Science in Manual Therapy: PR profile Manual Medicine (only offered in Dutch)