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Motor Control and Skill Acquisition (8913.1)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science

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  • Semester 1, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (189132) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (179886) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (163970) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (145526) - View

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Syllabus

Students will describe how human movement and motor programs are initiated, controlled, learned, taught and performed. The different methods used to enhance skill acquisition through the transfer of learning, knowledge of results and practice effects, including distributed and mass practice as well as whole and part learning concepts will be examined. Students will be required to use information processing models to demonstrate an understanding of perception, selective attention and decision-making capabilities.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. assess motor skills using multidimensional models;

2. describe the role of sensory input and perception in movement coordination, skill acquisition and motor program retention;

3. design an appropriate motor learning framework based on established methodologies.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two 1 hour lectures per week and one 2 hour practical on alternate weeks.

Prerequisites

NONE

Corequisites

NONE

Assumed Knowledge

NONE

Incompatible Units

Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 6833 Motor Control

Equivalent Units

6833 Motor Control



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