Pre-Doctorate special course

Updates in Scientific Methods and Methodologies
Post Master – Pre Doctorate course
in Movement and Cognition (Research and Practice)

As we live in  a world where every 7-10 years all previous academic and professional knowledge is turned upside down and becomes obsolete, we have an obligation to update our knowledge-base and skill sets.

The goal of this unique course is to deliver state-of-the-art scientific and academic knowledge to professionals in their fields of practice and to provide course participants with the tools which can open the doors to interact with the world’s front-line researchers and practitioners.

The course is suitable for all those who want to improve their knowledge and skills as well as for anyone considering returning to academic studies and even starting doctoral studies, whether in the near or distant future.

The course runs online during weekends over two semesters, culminating in a face-to-face seminar with research faculty attending the annual international Movement and Cognition conference.

The course will provide its participants with knowledge and academic tools that are of paramount importance to anyone involved in the medical and allied health professions and to all those involved in the fields of education, rehabilitation sciences, and mental health. The aim of the course is to give its participants the necessary ability to continue to advance in their training and studies or simply negotiate, understand, and utilize the world of science.

This course is a special project initiated as a result of the collaboration between the members of the scientific committee of the Movement and Cognition world conferences and their respective home institutions and universities that include: Oxford University, La Sorbonne, Bielfeld University, Pavlov Medical University-St. Petersburg, Haifa University, Tel-Aviv University, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Patrizio Paoletti Foundation, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, University of the Medical Sciences, Havana Cuba, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, Centro Integral de Neurociencias Hospitales-Puerta del Sur, San Pablo University-Spain among others.

Topics Covered

  • Support the development of a masters or doctoral level thesis/dissertation research proposals.
  • Foment research questions and hypotheses,
  • Skills necessary to perform a structured literature review,
  • Evaluate practical research possibilities,
  • Develop methodologies and methods for performing research,
  • Evaluate effective study designs and study management,
  • Understand principles of participant recruitment and criteria for inclusion and exclusion,
  • Informed consent,
  • Develop critical thinking skills,
  • Fundamental understanding of Institutional Research Review Boards and the Helsinki process
  • Resources and methods necessary to secure funding.
  • Techniques of critical thought,
  • Special attention is given to translating what is learned into strategies, materials, and interventions for use in students’ own educational and professional settings.
  • Work product at the end of the course will be an individualized research proposal.

Scope of hours and commitment.

  • One weekly session (via internet/Zoom) of 3 hours depending
  • Reading material and independent work of each participant for an estimated additional 4 hours per week.
  • Individual assignments will be read and critiqued by the Instructor as well as discussed with all of the participants all of which will lead to a completed research proposal or knowledge of how to produce one.

Practical Workshop

At the end of the year, a practical 3-day workshop will be held, intended for all course participants together, in which key topics will be sharpened and practical work performed. The workshop will be held at one of the leading universities in this program. In 2022, the workshop will be held at the University of Paris/LaSorbonne.


For those interested in pursuing doctoral-level studies

For those who are preparing and want to commence their doctoral studies immediately after the course (no matter which university in the world) and are interested in receiving individualized and group-based guidance for preparing their research proposal, personal assistance in proposal preparation will be given. This assistance is individual and will be built and determined and developed separately for each participant. This service is provided as a supplement to the supplement to the course. There will be an $800/semester fee over and above the course tuition.

Prices & Registration

Price per semester 1,200 US$

Supplement for individual guidance/personal assistance for Pre-doctorate participants per semester (Not obligatory. Recommended for those aiming to start their doctorate studies soon):   800 US$

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