MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING

EXS2MCL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted into one of the following course codes: HBES or HBESB or HZESPB or HBSES and must have passed: HBS1HBB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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.

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Essential Neuroscience

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAllan Seigel and Hreday Sapru

Year2014

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWolters Kluwer

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate how the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the motor and sensory systems contribute to movement learning and control
02. Identify key concepts related to the physical and electrical properties of neurons and motor neurons
03. Evaluate changes in motor control and function across the lifespan
04. Identify and analyse the neural adaptations to strength and endurance training
05. Evaluate motor control and learning during exercise and movement.
06. Identify and evaluate changes in motor control during fatigue, disease and injury

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One 2-hour theory examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One Online test (500-words equivalent)Students will be required to complete one online test in week 6

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Poster (500-words)Poster Presentation in Week 11

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size170

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One 2-hour theory examination

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One Online test (500-words equivalent)Students will be required to complete one online test in week 6

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Poster (500-words)Poster Presentation in Week 11

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO5