Viewing Unit History

The information below is relevant from 06/03/2017 to 10/03/2019
Click Here to view current information

ESSC13006 - Applied Skill Acquisition and Movement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is designed as a follow-up from ESSC11003- Skill Acquisition and Movement. The unit will focus on the neuromotor system and examine the central mechanisms that are involved in postural control, gait locomotion and various human movements that are essential in activities of daily living. This unit starts by examining the concept of neuroplasticity and the neurophysiological changes associated with motor learning and memory consolidation. It will also address how the brain controls essential human movement such as walking and static posture and how it adapts itself functionally to injury or environmental stimulus. With this knowledge, the 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. The practical component of this unit will allow students to be involved in self-directed research projects pertaining to motor control and learning. Distance education (FLEX) students will be required to have access to a computer to make frequent use of internet resources and to attend a residential school on Rockhampton campus to promote development of unit learning outcomes.

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).

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School Compulsory Residential School
View Unit Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2017

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Mackay
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 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. Online Test 40%
2. Presentation 30%
3. Written Assessment 30%
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

To view Past Exams, please login
Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 51.22% 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: Have Your Say Evaluation
Feedback
The lack of practical component during the term made links between theoretical and practical aspects of the unit difficult to interpret.
Recommendation
COVID restrictions meant that the Residential School was postponed and is planned to run in November 2020. It is recommended that smaller at home activities accompany lectures in the future to enable students to further supplement the Residential School activities and link practical to the theoretical content.
Action Taken
Normal delivery of the residential school returned in 2021, with some at home activities accompanying lecture content early in the term.
Source: Informal in class discussion and Self-reflection
Feedback
Front ending the term with learning content ensured all material was covered in sufficient time for assessment tasks, and planned Residential School
Recommendation
It is recommended that the learning structure is maintained in future offerings.
Action Taken
Learning material was 'front ended' as per 2020 and this structure received positive feedback from the vast majority of students.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the central mechanisms involved with postural control and locomotion.
  2. Examine the concept of neuroplasticity and apply this knowledge in motor learning.
  3. Examine the principles, interventions and assessments used in neuro-rehabilitation.
  4. Describe and differentiate motor disorders that influence motor control.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Test
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
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
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment
4 - On-campus Activity
1 - Online Test