MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

EXS2MCL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In his subject you will investigate the areas of movement development, movement control and movement disorders. You will explore the neuro-anatomical and neurophysiological bases for developing and controlling movement. Specific attention will be given to the motor and sensory components of the central and peripheral nervous systems in relation to normal movement and disordered movement of the human body.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDawson Kidgell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAdvanced Neuromuscular Exercise PhysiologyPrescribedGardiner, Phillip F (2011)Human Kinetics
ReadingsSensorimotor control and learningRecommendedTresilian, J 2012PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, BASINGSTOKE, UK.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe how the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the nervous and sensory systems constrain movement

Activities:
Lecture, seminars and practical laboratory activites
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Discuss how muscle activation and recruitment contribute to movement control.

Activities:
Lecture, seminars and practical laboratory activites that involve recording muscle activation during movement.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Explain key concepts related to the physical and electrical properties of neurons and motor neurons.

Activities:
Lecture, seminars and practical laboratory activites that involve recording the electrical activity of major nerves in the body and reflex testing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Describe the acute adjustments in the neural control of movement during fatigue and disease.

Activities:
Lecture, seminars and practical laboratory activites that involve recording the electrical activity of muscles and nerves during fatigue.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Describe the neural adaptations to endurance training.

Activities:
Lecture, seminars and practical laboratory activites that involve recording the electrical activity of muscles and nerves during different types of aerobic activity.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

06. Describe the neural adaptations to strength training.

Activities:
Lecture, seminars and practical laboratory activites that involve recording the voluntary activation of muscle, reflex testing and muscle activation patterns follwoing strength training.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information Staffing resources are limited. The maximum amount of students is 50 (two groups of 25 for workshops and practicals) . As this is a compulsory subject for students enrolled in HZHEP, they will be given priority enrolment. Students from other Health Sciences courses may choose the subject as a first-year elective and enrolment will be capped at 50.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour theory examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One written motor control report25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
PowerPoint Presentation (10 minutes)25 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size70

Enrolment information Staffing resources are limited. As this is a compulsory subject for students enrolled in HBES, they will be given priority enrolment. Students from other Health Sciences courses may choose the subject.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDawson Kidgell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour theory examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
One written motor control report25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
PowerPoint Presentation (10 minutes)25 01, 02, 03, 04