Core Module Information
Module title: Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES07105
Module leader: Tom Johnston
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There is no prerequisite for this module

Description of module content:

You will focus on the structure, organisation and functions of the human body and its own self-regulating environment and systems. This will include an examination of the nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular and musculo-skeletal systems.
You can expect this to include study of the central and peripheral nervous systems, the endocrine glands and the hormones they produce, the human skeleton, major anatomical landmarks, bone formation and function, types of joints and their movements. You will also study muscle structure and functions.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Appreciate the structure, organisation and function of the human body as a whole system.
LO2: Recognise the structure, organisation and function of the Respiratory and Cardiovascular systems
LO3: Know the structure, organisation and function of the Musculo-Skeletal System.
LO4: Examine the nervous and endocrine systems and their influence on body functions.
LO5: Consider how knowledge of anatomy and physiology might be applied in a sporting context.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Johnston
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to learning outcomes
The module is taught through a range of on-line activities and face-to-face tutorials and workshops, covering both anatomy and physiology (LO1, LO2, and LO3).You will gain a fundamental understanding of the structure, organisation and functions of the human body, with an early emphasis on selected body systems (LO1,2,&3). Practical sessions will be used to complement the theoretical input and develop your knowledge of how major body systems work as well as focusing closely on the human skeleton with its major joints ,muscles and anatomical reference points.(LO4&5).

Tutorials will provide a chance to explore the topics highlighted on Moodle in small group settings whilst practical group sessions will focus on growing your awareness in a way which can be applied in a sports/exercise context (LO4). In addition, we hope to promote interactive learning by providing a range of on-line learning resources as self-testing quiz activity and good quality visual materials.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Three key employability skills are embedded and assessed: 1) Group work – students work together throughout the tutorials developing their knowledge of anatomy and physiology. 2) Communication skills – oral and written communication skills are addressed in the elements of the module assessment. These will be further enhanced through involvement in practical sessions and assessments. 3) IT–students use Microsoft Word to produce individual essays and will be exposed to a virtual learning environment.

Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative)
Formative assessment occurs throughout the tutorial sessions and practical sessions.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment (summative)
Formative assessment occurs throughout the tutorial sessions and practical sessions. Summative assessments will occur in weeks 10 and 14, and will be designed to test your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology being taught throughout the span of the module. The week 10 assignment will be a practical test of knowledge and the application of this knowledge.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 11
Face To Face Tutorial 17
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 17
Independent Learning Guided independent study 155
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 40 1,2,3,4,5 10 HOURS= 00.20, WORDS= 0
Class Test 60 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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