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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student know about human motor development, motor control and motor learning. The student is able to analyze the movements of motor function in every day living. The student know the principle of how to facilitate the movement.

Learning outcomes

The student is expected to have knowledge of human motor development, motor control and motor learning. The student is expected to analyze movement, activity and function. The student is expected to know how to plan and put motor learning tasks into practice, use transferring techniques and be able to use the techniques in a clinical practice.
The student can assist a patient in different movements.

Course contents

Motor development in different ages, motor control and motor learning, movement analysis.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Anatomy and physiology

Additional information

Practical lessons and seminaries are obligatory

Recommended or required reading

Sheridan, M. (2008) From Birth ti Five Years.
Shumway-Cook, A.& Woollacott, M.H. (2001) Motor Control.Theory and Practical Applications.
Trew,M.&Everett,T.(2005) Human Movement.ISBN 0 443 07446 1.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 54 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 8 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 25 hours
  • Small-group work - 12 hours
  • Individual studies - 34 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio


  • Kokko Anne
  • Vaappo Marko


Kokko Anne

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2013-12-19 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2013-12-16 - Reports and productions
  • 2013-12-18 - Other assignments

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