PT 611 Motor Learning and Control (2)
The purpose of this course is to expose the student to current theories and concepts involved in the processes of motor skill acquisition and performance. Students are introduced to the concept of the physical therapist as an instructor of the client. Strategies to enhance both cognitive learning and motor skill learning and control will be discussed. Methods to apply the principles of motor skill learning to clinical practice will be discussed with emphasis on task-oriented clinical intervention. Various experiences to be explored and interactively practiced include: audiovisual usage, task analysis, peer collaboration and review, mobility assessment, posture analysis, and role-playing. Clinical case utilization with the above experiences assists in the development of clinical reasoning skills.