Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

Introduction to movement analysis and motor control

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Name of lecturer
Paola Cesari
Paola Cesari
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I semestre dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 27, 2017.

Lesson timetable

I semestre

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Learning outcomes

By attending the class the student will learn the main approaches developed (both holistic and deterministic) for describing and predicting the human movement.
The students will receive basic information about the control and learning of human movement.
In particular, the control of movement, the perception action coupling and the related emergent features defined from movement behavior.

At the end of the class the student is supposed to know the contents presented during class by showing a critical and individual capacity of judgment and evaluation of cases ranged from the sport environment to the movements performed in the everyday life.


The state of the art for what concerns the evaluation and the research of talents in the sport field.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
KANDEL E.R. – SCHWARTZ J.H. – JESSELL T.M. Fondamenti delle neuroscienze e del comportamento. Ambrosiana Milano 1999
Donatella Spinelli (a cura di) Psicologia dello Sport e del Movimento Umano Zanichelli 2002 88-08-07985-6 Capitolo 1 e 2

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with the possibility to ask for an extra oral exam in case of positive evaluation for the written part.

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