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SP2010 - Principles of Motor Learning and Motor Control

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Only available to students other than listed as approved by the Head of Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science.

This subject provides the introduction of describing and analysing skill classification, measurement of motor performance, theories of motor control, motor learning, practice and feedback.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an ability to conduct tests of motor function and to evaluate problems in motor learning and control;
  • analyse the factors affecting the process of motor skill learning and motor performance;
  • describe basic principles of theoretical and practical aspects of motor control.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (45%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (15%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (25%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; participate in at least 80% of scheduled practical classes.

Prerequisites: SP2201


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Jonathan Connor
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Fiona Barnett, Dr Jonathan Connor, Dr Carl Woods.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours lectures
  • 14 hours tutorials
  • 14 hours workshops - Practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.