Research Methods in Hand Rehabilitation and Hand Surgery

This course is a specialized training in practical research methods for practitioners in the field of hand therapy, hand rehabilitation and hand surgery, in a unique collaboration with the internationally renowned NIHES Summer School. Combining theory of medical research at a MSc. level and theory and basic practicals applied to upper extremity research at post Bachelor level, a balanced mix of aspects of scientific research is discussed.

Target group is professional health care workers with a relevant degree from a school of physiotherapy, occupational therapy or medicine, working in the field of upper extremity rehabilitation or surgery who want to obtain skills in research methods and techniques both theoretical and practical.

General information

The Summer School will be held between Monday August 6th till Friday August 17th 2018. You have three options:

  • Full two weeks: the first week (August 6th– 10th) will be organized by NIHES with the teachers from the Erasmus University + the second week (August 13th – 16th)  + Master Class (August 17th) (see below)
    Course fee: Euro 1950,-   Download the flyer here
    Registration: fill in the registration page here


  • One week (August 13th – 17th) + Master Class (August 17th) is organized by the ErasmusMC Hand Research group and focuses on hand rehabilitation and surgery .
    Joy MacDermid and Cristina Jerosch-Herold confirmed their cooperation for this week. You can also register for this one week only.
    Price Euro 975,- (including Master Class)  Download the flyer here
    Registration: fill in the registration page here


Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

– Erasmus University, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine & Plastic Surgery
– Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES)

Information and contact:  Mrs M. Ardon,  E-mail:


• Christina Jerosch-Herold, PhD, OT
• Joy MacDermid, PhD
• Ton A.R. Schreuders, PhD, CHT-NL/PT
• Ruud W. Selles, PhD
• Monique S. Ardon, PhD, ECHT, HT/PT
• Prof H.J. Stam, PhD, MD