Control Of Human Movement

Programmes

Level

Year Two

20 Credits

This module acts as a bridge between the introductory anatomy, physiological and psychological modules in Level C and the more complex material in Level H modules and research projects.

The course will cover basic brain structure and function - including neural pathways - that control voluntary movement, the control of posture, locomotion and sensation. The course will also introduce aspects of the psychology of sensation-action coupling and motor control.  

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Describe the main components of the nervous system involved in the control of sensation and movement.
  • Understand the structures and connections between the major motor systems.
  • Understand the basic mechanisms of spinal reflexes, proprioception, sensation, posture and eye movements.  

Assessment

Coursework (40%); Exam (60%)