Motor Control

Course code EXSS2060Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

Motor control encompasses an area of study that explains how we coordinate movements and learn new skills. This course explores the underlying neurophysiology of motor control and the concepts and processes of neuromotor control. Students gain a greater understanding of the structure of the nervous system following the completion of this course. In addition, students are taught about the neuromotor basis for motor control, the associated theories behind this, as well as how we comprehend internal and external information to constrain movements.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the components of the central nervous system;
2. Define theories of motor control;
3. Discuss how sensory information affects motor control;
4. Describe the action preparation process;
5. State how attention can affect the performance of motor skills;
6. Cooperate successfully as part of a research group.
Content* Structure of the nervous system
* Integrative functions of the central nervous system
* Neuromotor basis for motor control
* Theories of motor control
* Vision, touch and proprioception
* Action Preparation and Planning
* Attention
* Memory
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1
HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2
EXSS1010 or SPOR1010 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: Class
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalFinal written examination
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Presentations - Group
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EXSS2060