lkine1300  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
22.5 h
Duque Julie (coordinator); Patris Sophie; Reychler Gregory;
Interaction with statistical classes

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
* Basic notions of scientific methods
* Defining research hypotheses
* Classical research plans and protocols
* Data analysis and presentation, e.g.:
§     Concept of sample, indicators of average and dispersion, interpretation of a level of probability and significance...)
§     Dependent and independent variables
§     Notion of distribution normality (parametric and non-parametric tests)
§     Relations between continuous variables, calculation of correlation and interpretation of correlation coefficients
§     Construction and interpretation of graphs
* Notions of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)
§     Ethical considerations
§     Use of ''
§     Logistical and organisational issues
* Search for library materials, database consultation and construction of a thematic bibliography
* Acquisition of basic writing skills (including the use of tools such as Endnote)
* Presentation of the research groups related to the FSM

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This class aims at familiarizing students with the scientific approach (in general) and at preparing them to the use of procedures and techniques specific to research in Rehabilitation and Motor Sciences. After this educational entity, the student will have sufficient knowledge to correctly interpret graphs and key indicators of descriptive statistics. He will be able to read scientific articles with a critical mind, to extract the hypotheses and evaluate the relevance of the experimental paradigms used to test them. He will be able to build up simple research plans while accounting for the basic rules and ethical considerations underlying any research in the biomedical field. He will also be able to find his way in the library and have access to the available research databases.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
This tuition will allow students to acquire more autonomy in their scientific work and enhanced critical reasoning. After this class, they will be able to find information in the appropriate databases available in the library. They will also be able to understand and apply the basic principles of written and oral scientific communications.
Importantly, most of the abilities acquired in this class will find a direct application as they will help students in all steps of their master thesis.
Teaching methods
ex-cathedra course in classroom, practical work and podcasts
Evaluation methods
Written exam
Other information
Support: Powerpoint slides, podcasts/videos
Coaching: Persons entitled
Online resources
Webpage of the course on Moodle :
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation