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SP3015 - Advanced Motor Learning and Motor Control

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Only Available to students other than listed as approved by the Director of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science.

This subject provides an advanced understanding of motor learning and control principles. Emphasis is given to the neuroscience of motor control and the means by which neuromuscular considerations influence changes to the acquisition of movement skills. Students will utilise the principles of motor learning and control for the assessment of movement skills and the subsequent design of skill acquistion programming.

Learning Outcomes

  • to understand the neural, physiological and cognitive bases for controlling movement;
  • the understand the neuroscience of motor changes that occurs in sport, exercise and clinical contexts;
  • to apply knowledge of motor control and learning principles to the assessment and organisation of movement skill acquisition situations in sport and exercise.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Prerequisites: SP2010

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); assignments (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); assignments (30%).

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.