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HL10457: Human structure and function

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • MC and Long answer exam 2 hrs (EX 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Skills: Communication

* 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.

Programme availability:

HL10457 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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