ESSC13006 - Applied Skill Acquisition and Movement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides knowledge related to the coordination and voluntary control of movement. Throughout this unit, you will explore concepts related to the structure of the neuromuscular and sensory systems, the mechanisms involved in posture, balance, gait and various human movements, and the assessment of motor function in health and exercise contexts. This unit will further explore how concepts of motor control and learning may be applied to rehabilitation of neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and Multiple Sclerosis. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of the changes in motor performance that may occur with skill acquisition, aging and injury.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite - ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 Profile
Cairns
Mackay City
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Literature Review or Systematic Review 30%
2. Presentation 30%
3. Written Assessment 40%
4. On-campus Activity 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 68.75% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 47.06% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: In-class discussion and Have Your Say
Feedback
During informal discussions with students and Have Your Say survey responses, a common request is that pre-recorded lectures are made available at the beginning of term. This is due to student placements in another 3rd year unit, plus allowing greater flexibility in their learning.
Recommendation
It is recommended that lectures for this unit are pre-recorded and made available at the beginning of term.
Action Taken
All lectures were pre-recorded and made available at the beginning of term. Students appreciated this as it enabled flexibility in their studies.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
There was a short turnaround between the Residential School and associated assessment submission date.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students are provided with more time to complete the assessment linked to the Residential School.
Action Taken
Students were provided with more time to submit their work linked to the Residential School. However due to timing, this was still limited. Assessment strategies should be revised where possible in instances where time for completion is limited.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
The students responded positively regarding the content of the unit and the development of Moodle revision activities.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the content of the unit remain similar and the unit coordinator continue to develop interactive revision modules using H5P.
Action Taken
Unit content remained similar to previous offerings, with more H5P learning activities developed.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Assessment items linked to the Residential School provide limited time for completion, particularly at the end of term.
Recommendation
It is recommended that assessment tasks linked to the Residential School be revised to provide students with adequate time to produce their best work.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
The unit and assessments provide great links to real-world scenarios.
Recommendation
It is recommended that assessment tasks and learning activities continue to be highly practical and provide real world examples.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
The Residential School was engaging and well structured.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Residential School continue to be structured with small, student-led experiments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain fundamental concepts of motor control and describe how motor function changes with learning, aging and injury
  2. Identify and describe common movement disorders that influence motor function
  3. Using knowledge from scientific literature, evaluate and design programs for learning motor skills
  4. Develop and evaluate test protocols used to assess motor function
  5. Demonstrate professional practice and ethical behaviour expected in exercise and sport science settings

The Learning Outcomes and Assessment tasks are aligned with Graduate Outcomes as outlined by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Literature Review or Systematic Review
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment
4 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Literature Review or Systematic Review
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment
4 - On-campus Activity