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HL20504: Motor control and learning

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Poster (CW 20% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Examination (EX 80% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL10034 AND take HL10038 AND take HL10182
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the scientific principles of motor control and to enhance understanding of how humans perceive, perform, control and learn movements.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of perception and motor control principles in the area of human movement.
* Use appropriate approaches and techniques to address, interpret and critically analyse motor control issues and experiences.
* Effectively collect data and communicate scientific information, arguments and analysis starting from a directed laboratory experience or a case-study scenario.

Skills:
Knowledge and understanding (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Intellectual skills (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Practical skills (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Communication (facilitated and assessed)
Problem solving (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Working independently (facilitated)
Working as part of a group (facilitated)

Content:
Foundations of motor behaviour and neuromotor control: action and movement, central and peripheral nervous system and its basic functions, neuromuscular activation and control.
Perception and sensorimotor control: perceptual motor systems, receptors and mechanisms of perception, relation between perception and motor control in reflexes and volitional movements.
Motor learning: definition, stages and assessment of learning, effects of practice and feedback on learning.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20504 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)

HL20504 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)

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