EXSC222 - Functional Anatomy

10 cp
Prerequisites: ANAT100 Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

The ability to apply anatomical knowledge in the understanding of human movement is a crucial foundation for exercise science practice. This knowledge and associated skills are consistent with the professional standards of several accreditation bodies, including those for Exercise Science. This unit extends the students' learning in neuro-musculoskeletal and joint anatomy. Students are provided with knowledge on the functional anatomy and mechanics of the upper limb, lower limb and trunk, to develop an ability to analyse movement and posture in anatomical terms. The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the inter-relationships between anatomy and human function, how to perform analysis of human movement from an anatomical perspective, and to develop skills for the assessment and interpretation of flexibility, linear anthropometry and electromyography, applicable to exercise science.