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HL20507: Clinical and functional assessment tools

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
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: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: PR 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • In Class Test 1 (PR 50% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • In Class Test 2 (PR 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 HL10034 AND take HL10038 AND take HL10182
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop laboratory and field based practical skills in assessing health and function.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key components of human function and appropriate laboratory and field-based methods of health and function assessment.
* Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the risks of exercise and the importance of health screening.
* Describe the principles of Good Clinical Practice, including ethics, risk assessment, quality control and standard operating procedures.
* Conduct a range of clinical and functional assessments.

Knowledge and understanding (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Intellectual skills (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Professional practical skills (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Problem solving (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Written communication (facilitated and assessed)
Numeracy (facilitated and assessed)
Data acquisition, handling, and analysis (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Information technology (facilitated and assessed)
Working independently (facilitated and assessed).

Health screening, risks of exercise and ethical practice
Testing procedures: blood pressure, electrocardiogram, metabolic rate, body composition, oral glucose tolerance, fitness assessment using submaximal exercise tests, balance testing, kinanthropometry, qualitative movement analysis, clinical gait analysis.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL20507 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 2)
  • UHHL-AKM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Year 2)