SSEH3385 Motor Development and Dysfunction
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- This unit introduces students to problems with motor control and learning that can result from disturbances in neurological function, muscle performance, joint mobility, balance and posture. The related causes, diagnosis, impact on movement and remediation of a variety of disorders and diseases are covered in the lectures, including developmental coordination disorder, cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, tics and Tourette's syndrome, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and essential tremor. Movement intervention approaches are discussed in lectures and applied within the context of the Unigym program where students work to improve the movement skills of children with movement-related disorders.
- Students are able to (1) identify the causes of common types of movement dysfunction in childhood and adulthood; (2) observe, identify and measure movement problems; (3) develop remedial programs designed to improve motor functioning; and (4) document therapy practices over a 10-week intervention program.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical examination; (2) practical manual and report; and (3) theory examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Siobhan Reid
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week (weeks 1–6); practicum: 1.5 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.