MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will investigate the neuroscience of motor control and learning. Specific emphasis will be placed on the functional neuroanatomy, organisation and integration of the central and peripheral nervous system as they relate to human movement. All levels of the nervous system are examined from peripheral sensory receptors and motor nerves to the highest levels of cerebral cortical function governing all aspects of movement. Neurophysiological adaptations to exercise are explored, including strength training, skill training, aerobic exercise and exercise-induced fatigue. Laboratory classes will employ electrophysiological techniques to examine the neural control of movement.
SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School
Subject Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Students must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HBES or HBESB or HZESPB and must have passed: HBS1HBB
Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management
Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to students enrolled in HBESB or HZESP for whom EXS2MCL is core, then to other students until quota is reached.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Resource TypeOther resource
AuthorAllan Seigel and Hreday Sapru
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment size50
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
One Written Laboratory report (1,500-words equivalent)Students will formally write up and submit one laboratory report. They can select any one lab report to write up from labs in weeks 7-11.
|N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
One 2-hour theory examination
|N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
One Online test (500-words equivalent)Students will be required to complete one online test in week 6
|N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Poster (500-words)Poster Presentation in Week 11