Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Human Anatomy and Kinesiology
Academic Year
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Laboratory Report  1500 Words  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   MCQ Exam  50%
Supplementary Assessment Laboratory Report  1500 Words  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   MCQ Exam  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

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

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

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding, and, the relationship between the disciplines that underpin human structure and function

Brief description

This module will show that understanding the anatomy of the body is crucial when evaluating how the body moves and performs. From individual muscles, to individual joints, to whole body movement, understanding and quantifying movement is important in health, exercise and sport performance. Knowing the function of muscles and joints will enable you to apply that to specific movements. The next step is to quantify these movements and obtain real world data. The recent advances of wearable technology in this regard is creating even more insights and applications. The contents of this module are aimed to showcase the variety of disciplines that are based on kinesiological/biomechanical principles and focuses on how this is applied.




Indicative contents include:

• Gross anatomy and anatomical terminology
• Anatomy to function: Force production
• From force to torque to joint angles
• Calculating joint angles
• Video analysis
• Screening for injury risk
• Joint contribution to whole body movements
• Power or Strength?
• Strength and conditioning
• Wearable technology

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Adaptability and resilience Students will be provided with academic and skill challenges during practical sessions and completion of assessment
Co-ordinating with others During practicals, where students will have different roles
Creative Problem Solving Practical laboratory work, such as working out how to use a camera as a professional
Critical and analytical thinking Practical laboratory work. During coursework, the questions will include analytical type questions
Digital capability Wearable technology use, using Excel to process data
Professional communication The basics of writing a scientific report in the form of quantitative journal article
Real world sense Using wearable technology
Reflection Self, peer and lecturer feedback during contact hours
Subject Specific Skills Using anatomical terminology appropriately


This module is at CQFW Level 4