Provides students with the knowledge basis for the understanding of neural processes involved in the control of movement and of issues involved in cerebral organisation of goal directed movement. It also provides background to neurological and movement disorders.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify neural pathways involved in control of movement||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||understand the role of brain areas in movement activity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||evaluate the evidence for the current models and hypotheses related to movement||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||understand, conduct and interpret basic neuromotor and reaction time tests applicable to exercise science practice||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|5||understand, conduct and interpret assessments of posture and balance||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|6||have a knowledge of common neurological and movement disorders.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Magill, RA , 2011, Motor learning and control: concepts and applications, 9th edn, McGraw Hill, Singapore. ISBN: 978-007-128940-5.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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