Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Human Anatomy
Academic Year
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 11 x 1 Hour Practicals


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1.5 Hours   Examination: multiple choice conducted mid-semester in a teaching slot.  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Examination: on blackboard short questions and multiple choice.  50%
Supplementary Assessment 1.5 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Identify the structures and functions of the anatomy of the human body.

2. Describe the key theories and principles that explain the human body functions and its movement.

3. Solve problems of a numerical and logical nature.

4. Gather and use information from a range of sources.

Brief description

The module aims to provide students with an introduction to and understanding of the structure and function of the musculo-skeletal systems. To provide to the students a basic understanding and knowledge of the structure and function of these physiological systems, so as to facilitate understanding of their role in the application of Sport Science.



Anatomical terminology
Skeletal systems - Histology and structure
Skeletal systems – Growth and remodeling
Joints and connective tissue
Muscular system – Gross structure
Muscular system – Microscopic structure
Neurological control
excitation contraction
sliding filament theory
fibre type


week by week labs will cover each joint within the body and detail the bones, muscle and supporting structures. E.g. Knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, wrist, ankle, spine.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Practical laboratory work.
Improving own Learning and Performance Practical laboratory work, peer and tutor feedback.
Information Technology
Personal Development and Career planning Providing formative and summative feedback and reflecting on feedback received.
Problem solving Practical laboratory work.
Research skills Practical laboratory work.
Subject Specific Skills Correct laboratory etiquette and anatomy.
Team work Practical laboratory work.


This module is at CQFW Level 4