Motor Control

Description

Motor control encompasses an area of study that explains how we coordinate and control voluntary movement. This course explores the underlying neurophysiology of motor control and the concepts and processes that underpin controlled movement. Students gain a greater understanding of the structure of the nervous system and how it affects motor control following the completion of this course. In addition, students gain a better understanding of how motor performance can be measured and of the associated theories and concepts that underpin the control of voluntary movement such as attention, memory and sensory information.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Classify motor skills based on their specific characteristics

2. Understand how different aspects of motor control can be measured;

3. Describe the components of the central nervous system;

4. Define underlying theories of motor control;

5. Discuss how sensory information affects motor control;

6. State how attention and memory can affect performance motor skills;

7. Understand how motor control concepts are applied in sports practice settings;

8. Understand how motor control can be applied to injury rehab and injury prevention settings;

9. Work together in small groups.

Content

  • Classification of motor skills
  • Measuring motor performance
  • Structure of the nervous system
  • Integrative functions of the central nervous system
  • Neuromotor basis for motor control
  • Theories of motor control
  • The role of vision, touch and proprioception in motor control
  • Action Preparation and Planning
  • Influence of attention capacity and memory on motor control

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SPOR2060. Students who have successfully completed SPOR2060 are not eligible to enrol in EXSS2060.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1 HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 EXSS1010 or SPOR1010 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Class Examination: Formal

In Term Test: Mid semester examination - Laboratory Exercises

Written Assignment: Written essays and oral presentation

Contact Hours

Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term