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 1
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 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
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

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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: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Students commented on the practical and engaging nature of the residential school which were of appropriate length to allow for practical data collection and discussion of related theoretical content.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to include relevant practical activities for the residential school and maintain specificity to industry real-world application. The unit coordinator should also ensure that there is enough time for discussion of theoretical concepts to complement the practical aspects of the residential school.
Action Taken
Practical activities for this unit remained similar to previous offerings including allocating sufficient time for discussion of theoretical concepts.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
The use of a number of selected topics for the Presentation and Manuscript assessment items were received positively.
Recommendation
Continue to provide students with guidance on selected topics for literature review presentation and ensure that they are up to date and relevant to the industry. Also maintain the link between the residential school and manuscript assessment item to simulate small research project for students to disseminate.
Action Taken
Students were able to choose a topic of interest for their presentation, within the Motor Control/Skill Acquisition area. The written assessment (manuscript) was adjusted due to changes in Unit Learning Outcomes, however remained focused on developing a small research project.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Some students requested all lecture content to be posted prior to the residential school as some theoretical content was covered after the residential school.
Recommendation
It is recommended that future offering of this unit slightly restructure the lecture content to ensure that all important topics are covered prior to the residential school, or provide additional learning content to assist with their understanding of the practical activities being under taken.
Action Taken
Lecture content was made available earlier to enable content to be covered prior to the Residential School. The Unit Coordinator should continue to cover all learning material relevant for the practical sessions, prior to scheduled Residential School.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Students commented positively on the practical nature of the residential school activities and relevance to real world application
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit continues to provide practical activities that align with industry expectations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Survey
Feedback
Positive feedback was received specific to the scaffolding of the literature review and presentation tasks, while also being relevant to the content taught.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the assessment tasks continue to align well with the learning content, and the structure of the presentation builds upon content covered in the literature review.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say Survery
Feedback
Students commented positively regarding the support and feedback provided by the unit coordinator throughout the term.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide students with a supportive learning environment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self reflection/informal class discussion
Feedback
Students commented on the high workload required for the literature review and written assessment. Further, exemplar literature reviews should be provided as students did not have a detailed understanding of how these should be completed.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the literature review and written assessment are reduced in size as the word count/workload required was not reflective of the weighting. Further, examples and links to library guides should be provided in the future to assist students with understanding the structure and purpose of literature reviews.
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
1 - Literature Review or Systematic Review
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment
4 - On-campus Activity