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SPEX202 Motor Behaviour

An introduction to the discipline of motor behaviour, consisting of motor control, learning, and development. Covers the typical process of skill acquisition and the systems and function of human movement.

Paper title Motor Behaviour
Paper code SPEX202
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,820.40

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Prerequisite
SPEX 102 or (PHSL 101 and ANAT 101) or HUBS 191 or PHSE 191 or PSYC 111 or PHSE 102
Restriction
PHSE 202
Schedule C
Science
Contact

Associate Professor Motohide Miyahara (motohide.miyahara@otago.ac.nz)

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor Motohide Miyahara

Textbooks

To be confirmed.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the paper, students should be able to:

  • Explain the major theoretical frameworks for motor control, learning and development.
  • Explain how motor behaviour can be analysed and measured.
  • Define and classify motor abilities and skills.
  • Explain the roles of the skeletal system, neural messages, sensory feedback, the spinal cord, the neural pathways, and the brain in motor behaviour.
  • Identify optimal instruction and feedback methods for specific learners in specific contexts.
  • Observe and evaluate the levels of fundamental and applied motor skills.
  • Apply video technology for the qualitative analysis of human movement.

 

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 14:00-15:50 30, 34, 38
A2 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 30, 34, 38
A3 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 30, 34, 38
A4 Wednesday 11:00-12:50 30, 34, 38
A5 Wednesday 14:00-15:50 30, 34, 38
A6 Thursday 10:00-11:50 30, 34, 38
A7 Friday 12:00-13:50 30, 34, 38
A8 Friday 14:00-15:50 30, 34, 38

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39
A2 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39
A3 Thursday 10:00-11:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39
A4 Friday 14:00-15:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39