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HL30470: Sports physiology 2: contemporary issues in specific populations

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, PR 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (1500) (CW 50%)
  • Presentation (PR 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL30469
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop key conceptual and contextual knowledge of exercise and sports physiological issues surrounding working with specific populations in a sports performance environment.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Effectively identify key physiological issues when working with specific populations in a sports performance environment;
* Discuss the underpinning physiology from an exercise and sports perspective;
* Analyse, reflect, evaluate and critically appraise the performance needs of a population and their relevance to a specific sports performance context.

Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, Application, Communication.

Paediatric; growth and maturation.
Ageing; the masters athlete.
Female athlete
Weight category sports / obesity
GP referral.
Disability, clinical considerations and classification I (CP, visual impairment, les autres)
Disability, clinical considerations and classification II (Spinal cord injuries, Amputees)
Diabetic / Asthmatic
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30470 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB12 : BSc(Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based learning) (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.