EHR319 Sensory-Motor Integration and Rehabilitation (8)
This subject examines the neurophysiological basis of motor control in health, injury and disease. Particular emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the somatosensory and motor systems, the integration of afferent and efferent signals within the central nervous system, along with their contributions to successful voluntary movement. The methods of electrical stimulation, electromyography, and/or dynamometry will be used to demonstrate principles of nerve conduction, spinal reflex pathways, muscle recruitment patterns, and balance and postural control. This subject will also examine the sensory-motor effects associated with ageing, injury, and selected neurological and/or neuromuscular disorders. Applications for exercise rehabilitation will also be addressed.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health
Enrolment restrictions
Bachelor of Exercise Science students
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to:
  • describe the functional contributions to movement control by the somatosensory and motor systems;
  • describe the major signalling pathways linking the somatosensory and motor systems;
  • evaluate the function of critical CNS site responsible for sensorymotor integration;
  • associate neurological signs with structural and/or functional abnormalities within the central and/or peripheral nervous systems;
  • describe the pathophysiology of selected neurological and/or neuromuscular disorders and identify implications for movement control;
  • apply theory when developing exercise rehabilitation programs to enhance functional performance in persons with neurological/neuromuscular conditions.
The subject will cover the following topics:
- Nerve cell anatomy and physiology; - Neural excitation and inhibition; - Neuroplasticity; - Somatosensation; - Pain; - Motor control system; - Spinal reflex pathways; - Neural signalling pathways; - Posture and balance; - Electromyography; - Neurodegeneration with ageing; - Selected neurological/neuromuscular disorders; - Applications for neurological rehabilitation.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.