Functional Anatomy for Exercise Science

Description

Functional anatomy extends knowledge gained in the foundation anatomy course focusing on the musculoskeletal system and the analysis of movement. A comprehensive coverage of the musculoskeletal system, articulations and the neural system is undertaken. The application of kinesiological principles to the analysis of movement and the description of movement in anatomical terms will be undertaken.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the components of the musculoskeletal system of the human body;

2. Palpate and mark anatomical landmarks;

3. Identify kinesiological principles to explain movement and analyse movement in anatomical terms;

4. Understand the functional linkage of anatomy and motion;

5. Assess the posture of an individual using simple techniques;

6. Discuss the role of body proportions on sport performance and talent identification.

Content

  • Structure of the skeletal, muscular, articular and neural system in relation to human movement
  • Kinesiological principles and movement
  • Movement analysis of some common exercises
  • Kinanthropmetry, proportionality and physical performance
  • Application of the functional linkage of anatomy to fitness, sport and the workplace
  • Posture of the human body

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SPOR2040. Students who have successfully completed SPOR2040 are not eligible to enrol in EXSS1040.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS1108 Musculoskeletal Anatomy HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1 EXSS1010 or SPOR1010 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination Formal

In Term Test: Mid semester examination

In Term Test: Practical Exam in Class

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises/Booklet

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend 80% of scheduled laboratories.

Contact Hours

Ourimbah

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term