SP4256: Human Structure and Function

SP4256: Human Structure and Function

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Human Structure and Function
Module Code SP4256
Module Tutor Claire Mills
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module will introduce a multidisciplinary approach within a physical education and coaching context. The module will identify the importance of key principles of anatomy and physiology and equip students’ with knowledge when linking theory to practice and recognising the relevance and application with young people in sport and physical activity settings.

Indicative Syllabus

The indicative content of this module encompasses key themes from anatomy and physiology. The module will Investigate the structure and function of basic anatomy within the human body linked to a range of body systems.  Furthermore the physiological responses of exercise on body systems and the impact of environmental conditions on physical performance will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Recognise the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for professionals when addressing challenges within physical education and coaching contexts
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the functional anatomy structures of the human body and the impact this may have within teaching and coaching
  3. Investigate the physiological responses of exercise within different environmental conditions on a range of body systems and the impact this may have within a teaching and coaching contexts
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Exam: Unseen, Closed Book: 1.50 hours
Special Assessment Requirements


Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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