Foundations of Motor Control, Learning and Development

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Foundations of Motor Control, Learning and Development

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Human Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LSB131 or LSB231 or LSB255

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces students to the behavioural and neural bases of movement control through an examination of the central nervous and neuromuscular systems, hierarchical control, human information processing and dynamical systems. It covers elements of sensory mechanisms related to movement. Foundations of motor learning and adaptation are introduced, linking underlying mechanisms of learning with principles that may be applied in teaching, coaching and rehabilitation.
    Learning Outcomes
    1. To develop an understanding of the underlying neural, physiological and psychological processes involved in motor control and learning.
    2. To develop an understanding of basic theories in motor learning and control.
    3. To demonstrate the application of current theories towards theoretical and applied problems in motor learning and control.
    4. To provide an understanding and competency in measurement and recording techniques in motor learning and control.
    5. To provide an understanding of research methodology and experimental techniques in motor learning and control.

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