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HL10457: Human structure and function

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • MC and Long answer exam 2 hrs (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
This unit aims to:
* Allow students to develop an understanding and practical application of a variety of components of the biological hierarchy and their functions related to physical activity.
* Ensure that key skills are embedded and identified, through linking theoretical concepts to context within their sports performance.
* Ensure students continually reflect on their own personal learning and development.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Review the impacts and benefits of exercise on the body through an integrated systems approach
* Explain the role of specific organs within the cardiovascular and respiratory system, Neuromuscular and skeletal system.
* Explain the differences between the energy systems.
* Explain the usefulness of testing within an exercise and sports physiology domain.



* Understand the various body systems including; skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular / respiratory, and energy.
* Identify benefits of exercise including acute and chronic effects on skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular / respiratory, and energy.
* Understand the use of physiology testing within exercise and sports physiology.
* Understand the functioning of the body through an integrated systems approach.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10457 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health