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HL40485: Disability sport & exercise

[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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Examination (EX 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL20104 AND ( take HL20108 OR take 2 MODULES FROM {HL20503, HL20504} ) AND take HL20185
Description: Aims:
To take an interdisciplinary approach to examine, critically appraise and synthesise the influence of a range of human physical disabilities on functional limitations to sport and exercise. To examine the role of various forms of exercise/physical activity in chronic disease prevention and the maintenance of health and wellbeing in people with a range of physical disabilities.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Demonstrate a critical understanding of: (i) the Paralympic sport classification system; (ii) the physiological, biomechanical and functional limitations associated with a range of physical disabilities; (iii) the role of exercise interventions for acute rehabilitation following catastrophic injury; (iv) the role of long-term physical activity in the prevention of chronic disease and maintenance of health & wellbeing among populations with a range of physical disabilities.
* Demonstrate the ability to engage in small group discussions around relevant real-world problems and generate evidence-based solutions.
* Demonstrate the ability to systematically and creatively conduct a range of physiological and biomechanical assessments on humans performing exercise tests relevant to persons with disabilities.

Skills:
Knowledge and understanding (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Critically appraise relevant literature (facilitated and assessed)
Conduct physiological assessments on people with disabilities (taught & assessed)
Conduct biomechanical assessments on people with disabilities (taught)
Oral communication (taught and facilitated).

Content:
Disability and Sports Classification: the Paralympic sports classification system and its application to different sports; the evidence-base for the classification system and remaining challenges.
Physiological Limitations in Disability Sport: develop a critical appreciation for the neurological, pulmonary, cardiovascular and thermoregulatory limitations to sports performance among populations with a range of disabilities.
Biomechanical Limitations in Disability Sport: develop a critical appreciation for the biomechanical limitations, including limb speed, range of movement, coordination etc., to sports performance in different disabled groups.
Exercise Rehabilitation following Catastrophic Injury: develop a critical understanding of the role of a range of exercise interventions in the acute rehabilitation of humans following catastrophic injury (e.g. lower limb amputees).
Physical Activity Health & Wellbeing: physical activity levels among disabled populations; the role of physical activity in the prevention of chronic disease and maintenance of health & wellbeing among disabled groups.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL40485 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Year 4)
  • UHHL-ACM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement and Study Abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • UHHL-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 5)

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