M2 Neurological Handicap

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The goal of this master degree is to train physicians (particularly those specialized in PMR), paramedics (physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, podiatrists, psychomotor therapist, nurses), students from biology, sports sciences to research in the field of neurological impairment. During this training, all the fields of applied research on neurological disabilities are presented, from clinical research to translational research and research in physiology and physiopathology.
At the end of this training, 3 professional skills will be acquired:
- A clinical skill through the teaching of the standard management of the various pathologies encountered in the field of neurological disability.
- A research skill through theoretical and practical teaching (internship research laboratory ) provided during the Master’s course.
- A managerial skill: organisation of research projects in the field of neurological disability.

Course Prerequisites

Hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent to access the Neurological disability M1. This might be a paramedics qualification, a biology degree or a STAPS (Sports science) diploma. Hold an M1 or equivalent (via the accreditation of acquired experience) for access to M2. This might be an M1 in biology or in sports science (STAPS); it might be paramedics training that can be validated as an M1 or a medical background.

  • Acquire and implement complex and highly specialised multidisciplinary knowledge.

  • Develop a critical awareness of knowledge in a particular field and/or at the crossroads of several fields.

  • Critically identify, select and analyse material from a variety of specialised sources to
    document a subject and summarise this data in order to make use of it.

  • Carry out a project (design, management, team coordination, implementation and management,
    evaluation, dissemination) that puts multidisciplinary skills into play in a collaborative

  • Build and/or optimise and assessment protocol.

  • Work in a team and maintain long-lasting interpersonal relationships in a professional network.

Post-graduate profile

- Continuation of studies with a science PhD
- Coordination of research in the paramedical field
- Medical job in university hospital settings.

Career prospects

The main openings are:
- Continuation of studies with a science PhD.
- For some paramedical students, further studies in the medical field.
- Pursuit of a career in research or academics for medical and paramedical students in the
various hospital sectors (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychomotricity, neuropsychology, podology, etc.)
- And also, through the acquisition of managerial skills relating to research projects in the field of
disability, the option of joining the numerous companies involved in health and e-health.


Handicap Neuromusculaire: Physiopathologie, Biotechnologies et Pharmacologie appliquées.

EA 447 Handiresp
Institut Cerveau Moelle (Sorbonne Paris).


Le S1 est constitué de 3 UE obligatoires, de 2 à 3 UE au choix parmi 6 UE optionnelles et d'une soutenance orale du projet de recherche effectuée au choix soit en anglais soit en français.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Méthodologies de la recherche 3 35
Méthodes d'exploration du sujet atteint d'un handicap neurologique 3 35
Généralités Handicap neurologique 3 28
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Uro-génito-sexuel 3 28
Respiratoire 3 20
Motricité 3 35
Complications 3 35
Cognitif 3 34
Activité physique adaptée au handicap neurologique 3 32
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Soutenance orale du projet de recherche en français 12
Soutenance orale du projet de recherche en anglais 15

Le S2 est dédié à un stage dans une équipe de recherche conclu par un mémoire et une soutenance orale.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Stage en laboratoire ponctué d'un mémoire et d'une soutenance orale 30
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 31/03/2021 to 31/08/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

Additional supporting documents
Course manager(s)
djamel BENSMAIL - djamel.bensmail@rpc.aphp.fr
Nicolas ROCHE - roche.nicolas@aphp.fr
Administrative office
Michèle JANIN - michele.janin@uvsq.fr