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EXSS3062: Motor Control and Learning

This unit provides students with a broad overview of motor control and learning with the aim of stimulating students to think about the mechanisms of normal human movement. Both a behavioural and a neurophysiological approach are taken to understand the acquisition and execution of skilled motor actions. The behavioural approach is directed at the process of optimizing the learning of skills. Meanwhile the neurophysiological approach is directed at the neuromuscular machinery and the functional neural connections which enable skill-acquisition to occur.

Details

Academic unit Movement Sciences
Unit code EXSS3062
Unit name Motor Control and Learning
Session, year
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Semester 1, 2021
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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EXSS2025
Prerequisites
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Completion of 48 credit points
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

No

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Matthew Hollings, matthew.hollings@sydney.edu.au
Lecturer(s) Stephen Cobley , stephen.cobley@sydney.edu.au
Ross Sanders, ross.sanders@sydney.edu.au
Tutor(s) Shane Ball , s.ball@sydney.edu.au
Lily Hospers, lily.hospers@sydney.edu.au
Jennifer Fleeton, jennifer.fleeton@sydney.edu.au
Administrative staff SHS Education Support Email: shs.ltadmin@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam Online MCL Final Exam
Two components. Part A 1 hr MCQ's; Part B 1 hr short-answer questions.
45% Formal exam period 2 hours
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Participation Tutorial Attendance
Tutorial Attendance
0% Multiple weeks Not applicable
Outcomes assessed: LO7
Assignment Lecture Quizzes (MC2-6 + ML2-6)
5 * 6 MCQs Online
5% Week 08
Due date: 28 Apr 2021 at 08:00

Closing date: 28 Apr 2021
5 * 10 minutes per lecture quiz
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO8
Assignment group assignment Motor Learning Project Video
Motor Learning Project - Group work.
15% Week 11
Due date: 19 May 2021 at 23:59

Closing date: 19 May 2021
3-minute video summary
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Assignment group assignment Group Motor Learning Project Written Assignment
Group Written Assignment
35% Week 12
Due date: 28 May 2021 at 23:59

Closing date: 28 May 2021
2,500 words +- 10%
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
group assignment = group assignment ?
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?

Tutorial Attendance: students are required to attend all tutorials to pass the unit of study.

Failure to attend a tutorial without approval from the unit coordinator, will result in a 1% deduction per missed tutorial from the final unit of study mark”

Lecture Quizzes: 5x short, online quizzes based on the lecture content delivered in the first 6 weeks of semester.

Motor Learning Project: this major unit assessment is centred around a project where students will design and implement an evidence-based program to teach a new skill to a peer. This assessment has two cumulative submissions as a video and then a more detailed report.

End-Semeser Exam (Record +): exam comprising of a combination of multiple choice and short-answer questions covering content delivered during lectures throughout the semester.

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 MC1: Introduction: Defining motor control, motor skill, performance, learning & measurement Lecture (1 hr) LO6 LO8
ML1: Introduction: Conscious and automatic control, goal setting Lecture (1 hr) LO3 LO4
Introduction: Planning; presentation guidelines; assignment of experiment topics Experiment 1: Mental & physical practice in motor learning Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 02 MC2: Acquiring Sensory Information: Sensory input to motor control – Touch, Muscle spindles & GTOs. Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3
ML2: Individual Factors in Learning Motivation, stress & arousal in performance/learning Lecture (1 hr) LO5 LO6
Experiment 2: Augmented feedback & physical guidance Experiment 3: The effect of practice on dual-task performance Tutorial (2 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 03 MC3: Acquiring Sensory Information: Sensory input to motor control – Joint receptors, efference copy, & internal models Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
ML3: External Factors in Learning Augmented feedback (KP, KR), guidance, feedback withdrawal Lecture (1 hr) LO4 LO7
How to prepare a report Strategies for experiment evaluation and question presentation, Group activity preparation for questions, Information & strategies for motor learning project planning & methodology. Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO6 LO7 LO8
Week 04 MC4: Acquiring Sensory Information: Sensory input to motor control – Balance & vision Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
ML4: Practice 1: Overlearning, practice distribution, & transfer of practice Lecture (1 hr) LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7
Present Mini-Experiment Findings (small-group activity), Introduction to motor learning project Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6 LO7 LO8
Week 05 MC5: Processing Sensory Information: Stages of processing, reaction time & movement planning Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5
ML5: Practice 2: Variable practice, contextual interference; mental practice, & mental imagery. Lecture (1 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5 LO7
Developing the Motor Learning Project Plan, Submit 2-page Motor Learning Project plan Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Week 06 MC6: Processing Sensory Information: The need for Attention Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO8
ML6: Practice 3: Observational learning, & modelling. Lecture (1 hr) LO3 LO4
Week 07 MC7 + ML7: Motor Control & Motor Learning Q & A + Revision Session Lecture (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8
Week 08 MC8: Processing Sensory Information: The need to access short & long-term storage areas Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8
ML8: Changes with Skill Learning 1 Motor Learning & Development in childhood Lecture (1 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5
MCL Group Training Project: Progress Check Tutorial, Q&A, Instruction briefing for group project video submission and project presentations Tutorial (1 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7 LO8
Week 09 MC9: Motor Control: Movement control hierarchy, coordination & synergy Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8
ML9: Changes with Skill Learning 2 Automaticity in motor learning, expertise, adaptations Lecture (1 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 10 MC10: Movement Energetics & Organization: Regulation of muscle force Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8
ML10: Errors in Skill Performance 1 Techniques of skill correction, preventing errors in motor routines Lecture (1 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8
Week 11 MC11: Movement Energetics & Organization: Changes with skill learning Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8
ML11: Errors in Skill Performance 2 Interaction between motor control systems, focal dystonia, pre-performance rituals Lecture (1 hr) LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8
Group Motor Learning Project Presentation - Including final performance. Tutorial (2 hr) LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6 LO7
Week 12 MC12: Movement Energetics & Organization - The speed-accuracy trade-off Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8
ML12: Brain Organisation and Laterality - Hemispheric specialisation of function & handedness Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Week 13 MC13: A review of Motor Control + Exam Preparation. Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8
ML13: A review of Motor Learning + Exam Preparation. Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO8

Attendance and class requirements

Students are required to attend all tutorials to pass this unit of study. Absences will need to be approved by the UoS coordinator and satisfy standard requirements for special consideration.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. 11.3.1 Describe the structure and function of the neuromuscular and sensory systems as they relate to the control of voluntary and involuntary movement, motor learning and skill acquisition.
  • LO2. 11.3.2 Identify the strengths and limitations of techniques to assess aspects of motor control and the processes of motor learning and skill acquisition.
  • LO3. 11.3.3 Explain the changes in motor function or motor performance that may occur with motor learning, skill acquisition, aging and injury.
  • LO4. 11.3.4 Discuss the common theoretical models proposed to explain motor control and the processes of motor learning and skill acquisition.
  • LO5. 11.3.5 Examine aspects of a client’s motor function or motor performance as appropriate in health, exercise and sporting contexts.
  • LO6. 11.3.6 Use appropriate test protocols to imply motor learning outcomes.
  • LO7. 11.3.7 Design motor learning environments and protocols to maximise each client’s specific motor control and learning outcomes, as appropriate in health, exercise or sporting contexts
  • LO8. 11.3.8 Integrate knowledge of and skills in motor control and learning with other study areas of exercise science.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

Alignment with Competency standards

Outcomes Competency standards
LO1
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards - ESSA
11.4.3. Evaluate functional body mechanics and the interrelationship to the rehabilitation setting and needs.
3.3.8. Explain the principles of body mechanics.
LO2
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards - ESSA
11.4.11. Compose, deliver and revise safe and effective functional exercise and workplace rehabilitation programs that consider client clinical status and needs, treatment objectives/progress, influencing parameters and protocol/guidelines including age appropriate exercise guidelines and final phase rehabilitation/functional conditions/return to play guidelines.
11.4.12. Employ behavioural change strategies and revise communication to facilitate mitigation of cognitive, behavioural and other influencing factors on treatment progression for individual musculoskeletal and rehabilitation clients.
11.4.2. Appraise the mode, intensity, duration frequency, volume and progression on clinical outcomes for musculoskeletal clients.
11.4.6. Select and employ pre-employment and other screening tools/techniques within the AEP scope of practice to establish client baseline exercise and functional capacity; inform exercise prescription and monitor client progression.
11.4.8. Recognise clinical signs and symptoms of adverse musculoskeletal response and identify and respond to changes in clinical status, co-morbidities, exercise and functional capacity, inter and intra session.
2.3.4. Illustrate fundamental behaviour change determinants, principles, theories and their application to improving client exercise compliance and lifestyle choices including exercise and nutrition.
3.3.5. Choose and apply (before, during and after assessment and exercise) guidelines and measurement tools/techniques to measure and assess clients’ clinical and functional status; and safe and effective exercise ranges and limits, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
4.3.2. Design safe and effective exercise plans that consider available scientific evidence, client treatment goals, medical history, clinical status, screening and assessments information and other influencing factors.
4.3.3. Design and revise functional capacity assessments and interventions that consider the clients’ needs, capabilities, duties and/or workplace setting/requirements.
LO3
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards - ESSA
11.4.3. Evaluate functional body mechanics and the interrelationship to the rehabilitation setting and needs.
11.4.8. Recognise clinical signs and symptoms of adverse musculoskeletal response and identify and respond to changes in clinical status, co-morbidities, exercise and functional capacity, inter and intra session.
12.4.8. Employ behavioural change strategies and revise communication to accommodate decreased executive function in neurological clients; accommodate changes in neurological client clinical status inter and intra session; and facilitate mitigation of cognitive, behavioural and other influencing factors on treatment progression for individual neurological and rehabilitation clients.
12.4.9. Relay and report initial and changed status/progress to key stakeholders including client and referrer, considering good reporting principles and legislative and compensable scheme requirements.
2.3.4. Illustrate fundamental behaviour change determinants, principles, theories and their application to improving client exercise compliance and lifestyle choices including exercise and nutrition.
3.3.4. Formulate measurement actions, monitoring actions, and strategies to manage client clinical status and changes in clinical status before, during and after assessment and exercise, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of AEP target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.5. Choose and apply (before, during and after assessment and exercise) guidelines and measurement tools/techniques to measure and assess clients’ clinical and functional status; and safe and effective exercise ranges and limits, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
5.3.4. Practise behaviour change techniques and strategies and responses to changes in clinical situation including employing first-aid techniques.
6.4.3. Identify and respond to changes in clinical status, co-morbidities, exercise and functional capacity, between and during exercise sessions.
7.4.6. Identify and respond to changes in clinical status, co-morbidities, exercise and functional capacity inter and intra sessions.
8.4.4. Identify and respond to changes in clinical status, co-morbidities, exercise and functional capacity, during and between exercise sessions.
LO4
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards - ESSA
11.4.12. Employ behavioural change strategies and revise communication to facilitate mitigation of cognitive, behavioural and other influencing factors on treatment progression for individual musculoskeletal and rehabilitation clients.
11.4.3. Evaluate functional body mechanics and the interrelationship to the rehabilitation setting and needs.
2.3.4. Illustrate fundamental behaviour change determinants, principles, theories and their application to improving client exercise compliance and lifestyle choices including exercise and nutrition.
3.3.9. Discuss core principles of functional capacity as it relates to regulations, scientific evidence, safe practice, client need and a multi-disciplinary care environment.
LO5
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards - ESSA
1.3.4. Employ evidence-based practice and professional clinical practice principles in the practice of the profession of an AEP.
10.4.6. Identify changes in clinical status that need to be reported/referred onwards to deliver safe and effective client centred care in a multi-disciplinary care environment.
11.4.10. Practise employing pre-screening tools; exercise and functional capacity techniques; and active, passive and resistive assessment tests within the boundaries of the ESSA AEP Scope of practice.
11.4.3. Evaluate functional body mechanics and the interrelationship to the rehabilitation setting and needs.
11.4.9. Practise musculoskeletal assessments before exercise on musculoskeletal cohort clients.
12.4.3. Consider medications, surgical, medical and allied health interventions/treatments, clinical and safety risks and their implications on clinical status, exercise and functional capacity, acute and chronic exercise response in the design and delivery of safe and effective exercise for individual neurological clients.
12.4.4. Recognise adverse clinical signs and symptoms and identify and respond to changes in clinical status, co-morbidities, exercise and functional capacity, intra session and formulate response(s) to changing clinical situations.
12.4.7. Practise employing tools/techniques to measure client clinical status and interpreting clinical status results and their implications for safe and effective exercise participation for neurological clientele.
2.3.1. Differentiate the pathological and pathophysiological bases for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of the AEP target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
2.3.4. Illustrate fundamental behaviour change determinants, principles, theories and their application to improving client exercise compliance and lifestyle choices including exercise and nutrition.
3.3.1. Differentiate contraindications for exercise for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.10. Formulate and demonstrate measurement, evaluation and reporting of functional capacity that includes evaluation plans and considers a variety of settings including clinical/private practice, tertiary care, pre-employment, workplace, recreation and sports settings.
3.3.2. Formulate comprehensive client histories that consider clinical risk and clinical safety factors and reasons for exercise.
3.3.3. Judge clients’ stratified exercise risk including when to refer onwards.
3.3.4. Formulate measurement actions, monitoring actions, and strategies to manage client clinical status and changes in clinical status before, during and after assessment and exercise, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of AEP target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.5. Choose and apply (before, during and after assessment and exercise) guidelines and measurement tools/techniques to measure and assess clients’ clinical and functional status; and safe and effective exercise ranges and limits, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.6. Recognise, interpret, revise and demonstrate in client-centred, multi-disciplinary care models, responses to changing risk factors, safety factors and clinical situations before, during and after assessments and exercise (including first-aid response), for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.7. Formulate and demonstrate measurement, evaluation and reporting of exercise capacity including verbal and written communication with clients, referrer and other relevant stakeholders.
3.3.9. Discuss core principles of functional capacity as it relates to regulations, scientific evidence, safe practice, client need and a multi-disciplinary care environment.
4.3.2. Design safe and effective exercise plans that consider available scientific evidence, client treatment goals, medical history, clinical status, screening and assessments information and other influencing factors.
4.3.3. Design and revise functional capacity assessments and interventions that consider the clients’ needs, capabilities, duties and/or workplace setting/requirements.
LO6
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards - ESSA
1.3.4. Employ evidence-based practice and professional clinical practice principles in the practice of the profession of an AEP.
11.4.10. Practise employing pre-screening tools; exercise and functional capacity techniques; and active, passive and resistive assessment tests within the boundaries of the ESSA AEP Scope of practice.
11.4.11. Compose, deliver and revise safe and effective functional exercise and workplace rehabilitation programs that consider client clinical status and needs, treatment objectives/progress, influencing parameters and protocol/guidelines including age appropriate exercise guidelines and final phase rehabilitation/functional conditions/return to play guidelines.
11.4.6. Select and employ pre-employment and other screening tools/techniques within the AEP scope of practice to establish client baseline exercise and functional capacity; inform exercise prescription and monitor client progression.
11.4.7. Consider medications, surgical, medical and allied health interventions/treatments, clinical and safety risks, co-morbidities, indications, contraindications, exercise setting, treatment objectives and their implications on clinical status, exercise and functional capacity, and the design and delivery of safe and effective exercise and intervention plans for individual musculoskeletal, rehabilitation and pre-employment clients.
2.3.2. Distinguish common diagnostic procedures, medical, surgical and other interventions, and commonly prescribed medications for a broad range of target conditions across all AEP pathology domains.
3.3.4. Formulate measurement actions, monitoring actions, and strategies to manage client clinical status and changes in clinical status before, during and after assessment and exercise, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of AEP target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.5. Choose and apply (before, during and after assessment and exercise) guidelines and measurement tools/techniques to measure and assess clients’ clinical and functional status; and safe and effective exercise ranges and limits, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
4.3.1. Formulate strategies to manage negative influencing factors on client behaviours.
4.3.2. Design safe and effective exercise plans that consider available scientific evidence, client treatment goals, medical history, clinical status, screening and assessments information and other influencing factors.
4.3.3. Design and revise functional capacity assessments and interventions that consider the clients’ needs, capabilities, duties and/or workplace setting/requirements.
5.3.1. Deliver safe and effective exercise plans that consider available scientific evidence, client treatment goals, medical history, clinical status and other influencing factors.
5.3.2. Deliver safe and effective exercise interventions to affect positive changes in exercise and functional capacity; health and wellness behaviours and that consider influencing factors including risk, safety, individual and sociocultural/economic factors.
5.3.4. Practise behaviour change techniques and strategies and responses to changes in clinical situation including employing first-aid techniques.
LO7
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards - ESSA
11.4.11. Compose, deliver and revise safe and effective functional exercise and workplace rehabilitation programs that consider client clinical status and needs, treatment objectives/progress, influencing parameters and protocol/guidelines including age appropriate exercise guidelines and final phase rehabilitation/functional conditions/return to play guidelines.
11.4.12. Employ behavioural change strategies and revise communication to facilitate mitigation of cognitive, behavioural and other influencing factors on treatment progression for individual musculoskeletal and rehabilitation clients.
11.4.2. Appraise the mode, intensity, duration frequency, volume and progression on clinical outcomes for musculoskeletal clients.
12.4.3. Consider medications, surgical, medical and allied health interventions/treatments, clinical and safety risks and their implications on clinical status, exercise and functional capacity, acute and chronic exercise response in the design and delivery of safe and effective exercise for individual neurological clients.
12.4.8. Employ behavioural change strategies and revise communication to accommodate decreased executive function in neurological clients; accommodate changes in neurological client clinical status inter and intra session; and facilitate mitigation of cognitive, behavioural and other influencing factors on treatment progression for individual neurological and rehabilitation clients.
3.3.10. Formulate and demonstrate measurement, evaluation and reporting of functional capacity that includes evaluation plans and considers a variety of settings including clinical/private practice, tertiary care, pre-employment, workplace, recreation and sports settings.
3.3.4. Formulate measurement actions, monitoring actions, and strategies to manage client clinical status and changes in clinical status before, during and after assessment and exercise, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of AEP target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.5. Choose and apply (before, during and after assessment and exercise) guidelines and measurement tools/techniques to measure and assess clients’ clinical and functional status; and safe and effective exercise ranges and limits, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.6. Recognise, interpret, revise and demonstrate in client-centred, multi-disciplinary care models, responses to changing risk factors, safety factors and clinical situations before, during and after assessments and exercise (including first-aid response), for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.7. Formulate and demonstrate measurement, evaluation and reporting of exercise capacity including verbal and written communication with clients, referrer and other relevant stakeholders.
4.3.2. Design safe and effective exercise plans that consider available scientific evidence, client treatment goals, medical history, clinical status, screening and assessments information and other influencing factors.
5.3.1. Deliver safe and effective exercise plans that consider available scientific evidence, client treatment goals, medical history, clinical status and other influencing factors.
5.3.2. Deliver safe and effective exercise interventions to affect positive changes in exercise and functional capacity; health and wellness behaviours and that consider influencing factors including risk, safety, individual and sociocultural/economic factors.
5.3.4. Practise behaviour change techniques and strategies and responses to changes in clinical situation including employing first-aid techniques.
LO8
Accredited Exercise Physiologist Professional Standards - ESSA
1.3.1. Illustrate the scope of practice of Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and the scope of roles available for AEP practice.
11.4.4. Examine: the scope of exercise physiology practice in rehabilitation and return to optimised function environments; and the use and limitations in use of common diagnostic tests to inform exercise prescription.
11.4.5. Compare the roles of Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and other health professionals in delivering care to musculoskeletal clientele in multi-disciplinary care and rehabilitation environments.
12.4.5. Practise setting up an appropriate exercise environment that accommodates the accessibility and mobilisation needs of the neurological client and manual handling techniques to assist with client transfers within the parameters of professional practice.
13.4.7. Relay and report initial and changed status/progress to key health professionals including client and referrer, considering good reporting principles and legislative and compensable scheme requirements.
3.3.4. Formulate measurement actions, monitoring actions, and strategies to manage client clinical status and changes in clinical status before, during and after assessment and exercise, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of AEP target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.5. Choose and apply (before, during and after assessment and exercise) guidelines and measurement tools/techniques to measure and assess clients’ clinical and functional status; and safe and effective exercise ranges and limits, for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.6. Recognise, interpret, revise and demonstrate in client-centred, multi-disciplinary care models, responses to changing risk factors, safety factors and clinical situations before, during and after assessments and exercise (including first-aid response), for all target conditions in the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular domains and a broad range of target conditions across the other AEP pathology domains.
3.3.7. Formulate and demonstrate measurement, evaluation and reporting of exercise capacity including verbal and written communication with clients, referrer and other relevant stakeholders.
3.3.9. Discuss core principles of functional capacity as it relates to regulations, scientific evidence, safe practice, client need and a multi-disciplinary care environment.
7.4.2. Compare the roles of health professionals in delivering multi-disciplinary care to cardiovascular clientele.
Assessment changes due to COVID-19. Video submission rather than in-class marked presentation for motor learning project - to make presentation tutorial more efficient and allow student groups a more personalised opportunity to demonstrate their motor learning journey.

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