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Advanced Skills and Motor Control (EXS305)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit continues from EXS205 Acquisition of Skills and Motor Control by covering topics including but not limited to: advanced motor control theories; neurophysiological basis of motor control; motor control disorders and their neural origin; motor control deficits that accompany common disorders of the somatosensory system, basal ganglia, cerebellum and motor cortex; advanced topics related to motor skill expertise, transfer as well as principles for structuring learning and re-learning of perceptual-motor skills.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. To be able to identify the differences between neuromotor and observed behaviour perspectives to motor control, as well as hierarchal motor control and central nervous system structures involved in motor control.
2. To be able to utilise motor skill learning principles to structure re-learning intervention programs for common movement disorders.
3. To be able to assess fundamental motor skill using a qualitative assessment.
4. To be able to utilise knowledge of expert visual-motor and decision-making skill to design instruments to test perceptual-motor skill expertise.
5. To be able to utilise theoretical models to design transfer tests and explain transfer of motor skill learning.
6. To be able to design perceptual-motor training programs for a variety of domains.
7. To be able to use advanced motor control theories to explain motor skill performance and structure of motor skill learning interventions.
8. To be able to work more independently in small groups to run skill acquisition tasks, discuss their outcomes and reach a consensus in terms of presenting an answer individually to discussion questions related to the relevant topic.
9. To be able to use theoretical knowledge and apply it to assess motor skill performance and design programs to facilitate motor skill learning.
10. To be able to use knowledge obtain from reading scientific journal articles to explain theoretical frameworks and then use that knowledge to design perceptual-motor skill tests and learning programs.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week including online lecture and Q&A session; laboratories: 2 hours on selected weeks (see unit guide for details).
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit includes online lectures, in-person question and answer sessions during the lecture timeslot, laboratories and self directed study.
Assessment Students will be assessed on mid-semester and end of semester examinations, as well as individual questions related to tasks completed during the laboratory classes.
Prerequisites EXS205 Acquisition of Skills and Motor Control
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EXS330/CHI330 Advanced Skills and Motor Control may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc) [New in 2018]
Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSportExSc)+(GradDipClinExPhys) [New in 2018]
Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (BSportExSc)+(BSc) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Sean Muller
Exercise Science Lead

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2089
e: S.Muller@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.008 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Sean Muller
Exercise Science Lead

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2089
e: S.Muller@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.008 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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