Courses & Units

Learning & Skilled Performance KHA314

Note: This is an advanced level elective unit

Introduction

This unit examines the processes underlying skill acquisition and human performance. Skilled performance across many tasks involves the coordinated processes of perception, cognition and action. Of particular interest are the substantial changes in these processes that occur as people gain experience in a task or domain. In this unit the primary focus will be on the acquisition of perceptual-motor skills. The study of motor expertise is addressed from five perspectives: information processing, individual differences or abilities, expert performance approach, constraints-based approach and, neural correlatesapproach. The laboratory component involves empirical investigation of topics covered in the lectures.

Summary

Unit name Learning & Skilled Performance
Unit code KHA314
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Psychology
Teaching staff Prof JJ Summers (Coordinator)
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090701

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Requisites

Prerequisites

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Teaching

Teaching PatternOne 2-hr lecture and one 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks)
Assessment2-hr exam (50%), assignments totalling 3,000 words (50%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

RequiredInformation about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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