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HL10522: Functional anatomy and biomechanics

[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: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW40EX60
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To establish comprehension of the human neuro-musculo-skeletal system, how it generates and controls movement, and how that movement is measured.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe the structure of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system
2. Explain the function of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system in the context of human movement
3. Describe the features and explain the causes of human movement insport, health and exercise contexts
4. Explain how methods and technologies are used in the analysis ofhuman movement, and describe how to use them
5. Apply proficient numeracy skills and useappropriate scientific terminology and communication skills.

Content:
Musculoskeletal consideration for movement:
* Anatomical and functional characteristics of upper and lower limb.
* Description of movements, planes and axes of actions
* Relationship of muscular system to skeletal system in normal movements, enhanced performance, and clinical conditions

Neuromuscular consideration for movement:
* Skeletal muscle, principle of muscle architecture and function, determinants of muscle force production
* Neuromuscular structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous system, including reflexes and receptors.

Biomechanical bases of human movement:
* Principles of linear and angular kinematics
* Introduction to linear kinetics

Basic techniques for describing human movement:
* Qualitative and quantitative description of normal movements, enhanced performance, and clinical conditions.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10522 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB21 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AFB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-ACB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AAB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB22 : BSc(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AFM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 1)
  • UHHL-ACM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AAM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKM22 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 1)

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