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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 3049

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
154202

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the neural, physiological, mechanical and cognitive bases of controlling movement.

Course content

Motor control issues and concepts. Neural and muscular physiological basis of movement. Central and peripheral nervous system organisation and function for learning, memory, sensory-perception and movement control. Features and mechanisms of joint movement as well as postural, mobility and upper-limb control. Contemporary theories and their application for analysing, describing and explaining motor behaviour. Movement perturbations, age related changes and disorders, analysis of movement and motor control using a range of techniques (eg. video analysis, EMG and strength testing).

Textbook(s)

Latash M.L. 2008, Neurophysiological basis of movement , 2nd, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 1010 Motor Learning and Control
HLTH 2026 Motor Control and Learning

Students are required to have one of the above courses for their prerequisite.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Self Directed learning Online Activites 1.5 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 11 weeks
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Quizzes - 20% 60 minutes
Assignment 1000 words 35% -
Examination - 45% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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