Course title 
Health & Performance Reflection and in-depth study

Iva Lešić

Study year 

Class load (weekly) 
First two blocks 60 minutes 

Builds these competencies 
2) Craftmanship
3) Investigative and reflective abilities
6) Communicative ability

Course content
During this course the student is required to conduct a research project about a dance and health, anatomy or injury prevention issue, using the “zevensprong” as a guideline. Ultimately the student will write a paper and hold a presentation in front of their class and a panel of professionals. 

Learning objectives
The student:
- acquires knowledge through books, internet, lessons and other sources. Understand and gain knowledge of how dance and anatomy relate to injury prevention. 
- writes an individual paper about a topic related to dance anatomy and / or injury prevention. 
- is capable of applying acquired knowledge to dance-practice. 
- gives a practical explanation / presentation of a chosen topic related to the field of dance, anatomy and / or injury prevention. 

Working methods
- Undertake education assignments (individual and group)
- Work group
- Individual guidance
- Instruction and self-study (in class and at home) /feedback and reflection 

Study material 
The student uses the ”zevensprong” as a guideline when writing their paper. This helps step-by-step to write a well-structured paper. It serves to guide them through different phases of writing: orientation-phase (step 1,2), idea-phase (step 3,4,5), realization-phase (6,7) and harvesting-phase (submitting paper) 
For their project the students are obliged to choose a subject relating to dance, health, anatomy and/or injury prevention. They choose a subject they are interested in or want to know more about. 

Assessment method: 
On completion the students are expected to give a presentation of their paper before the class and a panel of professionals. This project demands that students work with a high degree of independence. 
Criteria for literature used 
•    A minimum of 2 scientific articles / books. 
•    Literature that is as up-to-date as possible. (Not older than 5 years) 
•    No Wikipedia or other unreliable or unverified sources. 

Assessment criteria 
2)   1, 6
3)   1, 2, 3, 4, 5
6)   1, 4

Remarks relating to overall context of the study programme (e.g. connectional and sequential requirements), or other remarks
Connects to all practical studies and prepares the student for better understanding of their body.