The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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. Describe 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

Requisite

This course replaces SPOR2060. If you have successfully completed SPOR2060 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assumed knowledge

EXSS2060Motor ControlMotor 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.FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences1020005980Semester 2 - 2019CENTRALCSTOurimbah2019BIOL1040 Introduction to Biology 1

EXSS1010 or SPOR1010 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science 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 YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Classify motor skills based on their specific characteristics2Understand how different aspects of motor control can be measured;3Describe the components of the central nervous system;4Define underlying theories of motor control;5Discuss how sensory information affects motor control;6Describe how attention and memory can affect performance motor skills;7Understand how motor control concepts are applied in sports practice settings;8Understand how motor control can be applied to injury rehab and injury prevention settings;9Work together in small groups. This course replaces SPOR2060. If you have successfully completed SPOR2060 you cannot enrol in this course.Formal Examination: Examination: Class Examination: FormalIn Term Test: Mid semester examination - Laboratory ExercisesPresentation: Oral presentationParticipation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution OurimbahLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0LectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.Students must attend 80% of the scheduled laboratories to ensure practical skill competency is demonstrated within the course. If a student cannot meet the compulsory requirement of 80% attendance they must apply for adverse circumstances with supporting documentation for non-attendance.Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.In order to participate in the course students must complete a compulsory laboratory induction and WH&S induction including testing equipment usage and emergency evacuation procedures.


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Examination: Class Examination: Formal

In Term Test: Mid semester examination - Laboratory Exercises

Presentation: Oral presentation

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend 80% of the scheduled laboratories to ensure practical skill competency is demonstrated within the course. If a student cannot meet the compulsory requirement of 80% attendance they must apply for adverse circumstances with supporting documentation for non-attendance.
  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in the course students must complete a compulsory laboratory induction and WH&S induction including testing equipment usage and emergency evacuation procedures.

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