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Motor Control (6833.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Physiotherapy




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    This subject provides an understanding of the processes that underlie human ability for motor performance. It is essentially behavioural with focus being upon observed movement patterns. Lectures are largely concerned with theories and principles, while the laboratories have an applied orientation. Emphasis is placed upon using information processing models to understand perception, selective attention and decision-making capabilities. Memory, its relevance to movement, and the importance of motor programs in organising movement patterns are discussed. The learning environment is examined through transfer of learning, knowledge of results and practice effects (including distributed vs massed practice and whole and part learning). This unit is co-taught with unit 8281 Motor Control G.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. develop a conceptual model of motor program formation

    2. apply the principles of human information processing and learning measurement to teaching and coaching settings

    3. integrate the various principles of learning environment organisation into teaching and coaching settings

    Contact Hours

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


    Regional Anatomy and Physiology and Systemic Anatomy and Physiology.

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