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Human Motor Learning and Control - EXSS5050

Year - 2018

This unit aims to develop student's knowledge and insight into the motor control and learning principles underpinning Exercise Physiology practice. The first three lectures deal with important motor control concepts including variability and the distinction between 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' control of neuromuscular function, perceptual changes with skill learning, development of sequencing and rhythm in movement. The role of Exercise Physiologists in the therapy of populations with clincial conditions affecting coordination and functional movement is examined through lectures, discussions, student presentations, and guest presentations. These conditions include ageing, obesity, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Students will read relevant research and theoretical material and be expected to report and interpret their findings and contribute to class discussion. Effective treatment is explored through applications of pedagogical principles of motor learning via a group project. This culminates in the production of an instructional video to translate knowledge and ideas into practice.

1x2-hr lecture/week, 2-hr seminars/week

Oral presentation (25%), written group project report (25%) and video (15%), and written exam (35%)


Faculty: Health Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Exercise and Sport Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Ross Sanders
HECS Band: 2
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