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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SPSC3329 Motor and Psychological Aspects of Rehabilitation

10 creditsClass Size: 75

Module manager: Dr Andrea Utley

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Intermediate knowledge in Sport Psychology

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module explores the motor and psychological aspects of rehabilitation including the study of movement in terms of: neuromuscular control, reflexes, posture and balance, as well as sensorimotor systems, and rehabilitation theory.

In addition psychological processes underpinning rehabilitation including adherence, self-efficacy, stress, and coping will be examined.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module students will:
- be able to critically evaluate the relevance of contemporary research in motor and psychological aspects of rehabilitation
- critically analyse the unpinning psychology theory and development of advanced models
- demonstrate a wider appreciation of multiple facets of motor and psychological aspects of rehabilitation.

Skills outcomes
Students will be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of theoretical and methodological issues encountered in contemporary research and practice.
- orally communicate and disseminate relevant information on a selected contemporary topic.


- Clinical management of patients.
- Conceptual framework for recovery.
- Principles and practice of rehabilitation.
- Psychological management of patients
- Psychological aspects of recovery.
- Enhancement of Motor Recovery
- Motor learning and recovery

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Class tests, exams and assessment12.002.00
Private study hours82.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Preparation for summative assessments (40 hours)
- Self-directed learning (32 hours)
- 1 hour per week reviewing online discussion issues (10 hours).

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Summative assessment through coursework and final exam.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1,500 word review25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)25.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment24 hr 75.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)75.00

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: 28/04/2023 14:48:33


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