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Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

• This Module advances the student's understanding of anatomical structures involved in human movement, as well as providing an understanding of their mechanics in the production of functional and sporting activities. • To consolidate students' understanding human biology by more advanced functional anatomy. • Apply an understanding of human anatomy to the measurement and assessment of movement.


Skeletal system, Articular system, Musculo system, Neuromuscular system: CNS, PNS, axons, propogation, synapses, proprioceptors, exercise effects. Shoulder. Elbow & radioulnar. Wrist & hand. Hip & upper leg. Knee. Trunk & vertebrae. Pelvis. Foot & ankle. Range of motion. Posture.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

• Develop an understanding of anatomy relating to the musculo-skeletal system. • Describe the functional anatomy of the shoulder, elbow & radioulnar, wrist & hand, hip, knee, upper & lower leg and foot & ankle. • Illustrate how the neuromuscular system contributes to the creation of movement.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)


Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

• Demonstrate the basic skills of anthropometric and range of motion muscle testing and recording results. • Identify and palpate bony landmarks and posture on a skeleton, self and others.

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

This three credit module is centrally scheduled and delivered via one one hours lecture and one two hour lab practical per week. The module is research informed from the anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics domains and research skills are applied via lab-based taught procedures. The module will aim to develop students who are knowledgeable, proactive, creative, responsible, collaborative and articulate on the subject of functional anatomy.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Floyd, R.T. and Thompson, C.W. (2011) Manual of Structural Kinesiology , McGraw Hill

Other Relevant Texts:

Alter, M.J. (2004) Sport Stretch , Human Kinetics
Kapandji, I.A. (1995) The Physiology of the Joints Vol. 2: Lower Limb , Churchill Livingston
Kapandji, I.A. (2007) The Physiology of the Joints Vol. 1: Upper Limb , Churchill Livingston
Kendall, F.P., McCreary, E.K., Provance, P.G., Rodgers, M. M. and Romani, W.A. (2005) Muscles: Testing and Function , Williams and Wilkins
Palastanga, N., Field, D. and Soames, R., (2006) Anatomy and Human Movement: Structure and Function , Butterworth-Heinemann
Stone, R.J. and Stone, J.A. (2008) Atlas of Skeletal Muscles , Wm. C. Brown
Wirhead, R. (2006) Athletic Ability and Anatomy of Motion , Mosby

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

BSSESCUFA - Sport and Exercise Sciences

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