Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
14 x 2-hour practicals per semester
1 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester
14 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
7 x 1-hour on-line tutorials per semester
1 x 15-hour project work per semester
Prerequisites
1 Admission into BLITTSPC-Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching)
1a Admission into BLITTSPCG-Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching) (Graduate Entry)
1b Admission into BSHPA-Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity
1c Admission into BEXS-Bachelor of Exercise Science
1d Admission into BEXSMCEXP-Bachelor of Exercise Science, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Enrolment not permitted
HLPE2301 has been successfully completed
Assessment
Examination(s), Laboratory exercise(s), Practical work, Test(s)
Topic description
Throughout this topic, students will investigate the structure and function of the neuromusculoskeletal system, as well as the various training and environmental-related factors that can cause acute and chronic changes in human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Specialised topics that delve into the effects of aging, injury and immobilisation on neuromusculoskeletal structure and function will also be explored.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with the skills to:

  1. Understand skeletal, connective tissue, and neuromuscular anatomy

  2. Define the relationship between human anatomy and kinesiology

  3. Understand the neurological systems role in defining human locomotion

  4. Perform movement competency assessments for exercise/sports performance and injury susceptibility

  5. Discuss and identify the anthropometric characteristics that underpin exercise/sport performance and health

  6. Describe the effects of age and gender on musculoskeletal structural and functional

  7. Understand the relationship between movement competency and injury.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand and define musculoskeletal and connective tissue anatomy and function

  2. Detail the adaptive characteristics of muscles, bones and connective tissues in response to mechanical stress

  3. Define the relationship between human anatomy and kinesiology

  4. Understand the role of neurology in defining human locomotion

  5. Competently perform musculoskeletal assessments for injury susceptibility

  6. Describe and identify the anthropometric characteristics that underpin exercise, health, and sports performance

  7. Understand the relationship between movement competency and exercise/sports performance

  8. Describe and identify the effects of age and gender on neuro-musculoskeletal structure and function.