Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Exercise Biology, Human Biology, Kinesiology, Life Sciences, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of introductory university level biology.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    The module is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of functional
    anatomy and physiology, particularly the skeletal, neural, muscular, metabolic,
    respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The focus will be on the understanding of the
    biomechanics of movement and the physiological adjustments in response to the
    demands of sport and exercise.

    Autumn Semester content summary: the fundamentals of functional anatomy,
    particularly the skeletal, articular and muscular systems. The focus is on understanding
    of the biomechanics of movement.

    ? The functional anatomy of the human body, its major regions and their surface
    landmarks.
    ? Types of joint found in the body, their structure and function. Relationship
    between joint stability and flexibility. Methods for assessing flexibility and use of
    data in exercise prescription.
    ? Bone and muscle structure at the microscopic level and how skeletal muscle is
    innervated to act.
    ? Functional anatomy of the neurological, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory
    systems.
    ? The biomechanics of movement.

    Spring Semester content summary: the fundamentals of exercise physiology,
    particularly the neural, muscular, metabolic, respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
    The focus will be on the understanding of physiological adjustments in response to the
    demands of sport and exercise.

    ? Adjustments needed by the neurological, muscular, cardiovascular and
    respiratory systems to deliver demands made by exercise. Energy
    pathways/Acid/base balance, role of buffers.
    ? Introduction to a range of laboratory methods used for biomechanical and
    physiological analysis, e.g. spirometry, flexibility, ECG, body composition,
    respiratory exchange ratio, VO2 max; length-tension and force velocity relations.

    Teaching: Lectures, seminars and workshops

    Assessment:
    STUDY OPTION 1:
    ? Exam: MCQ test (30%)
    ? Practical: Viva Voce exam (30%)
    ? Coursework: Lab report or manual (40%)
    STUDY OPTION 2:
    ? Practical Competency Test (100%)
    STUDY OPTION 3:
    ? Practical report (50%)
    ? MCQ Test (50%)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

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