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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC2240 Human Motor Development

10 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Dr Andrea Utley

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22


SPSC1031Motor Control:Foundations

This module is not approved as a discovery module


Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to;
- Apply and develop knowledge and skills from previous levels;
- Discuss the contribution of a range of disciplines to motor development;
- Work independently to design and produce a piece of research based work in the area of motor development;
- Describe and discuss current issues in development;
- Discuss the importance of knowledge of the motor development to exercise, performance and rehabilitation. 


- Introduction to the area
- Motor milestones
- Early development
- Spontaneous and voluntary movements
- Dynamical and ecological perspectives on development
- Sensory perceptual development
- Assessment of development
- Factors influencing development
- Manual development
- Children with movement difficulties.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours79.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Background reading, seminar preparations and working on coursework:
- 2 hours per lecture: 22 hours
- 2 hours per practical: 8 hours
- Students coursework: 30 hours
- Exam preparation: 19 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' progress will be monitored by completion of a written assignment and informal monitoring during practicals and tutorial.

- A formative assessment will take place in week 4 to monitor progress.
- Additional tutorials will be available those students wanting extra assistance.

- 1 x 2 hour written examination. Essay questions 50%.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment24 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 03/12/2021


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