|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Medical Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||18 May 2022|
Students undertaking studies in the area of sport and exercise will be required to develop knowledge and skills related to the discipline area of motor control and learning. This course will introduce and expand on the theoretical basis of motor control and learning to select and perform assessments of motor skills. The course will provide the opportunity for students to develop the knowledge and skills to be able to design a suitable program, based on best practice, for teaching motor skills to meet the unique needs of clients across a range of groups in the population. The course also presents students with the opportunity to explore practical research in the area and to be able to integrate with other sport and exercise discipline areas, particularly biomechanics, to ensure best possible outcomes for individuals (based on their needs, including remedial and rehabilitation).
This course provides both an introduction and advanced understanding of the nature of motor control and learning. It outlines the theoretical basis of motor control and learning to be able to select and perform assessments of motor skills. The course will develop knowledge and skills relevant to the design of suitable programs, based on best practice, for teaching motor skills to meet the needs of clients. The course will not only provide information relevant to a general healthy population, especially those involved in sport and physical activity, but to individuals and groups across a range of populations. The use of motor control and learning in the development of motor skills and in rehabilitation will be a focus. Additional advanced focus of motor learning in clinical populations and locomotion will be introduced. Current research and the relationship to other discipline areas will be outlined.
This course contains a mandatory residential school at the Ipswich campus for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.