Human Movement Science

Title Health Promotion
Code SBSS 501
Department Biokinetics & Sport Science
Prerequisites BSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science  

Co-requisites

Aim To equip the students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to offer professional services regarding health promotion and preventive medicine.
Content Introduction to Health Promotion; Pre-participation testing of sedentary individuals; Health appraisal, risk management, and safety of exercise; Exercise testing; Clinical testing; Exercise prescription; Health promotion programmes to the public, businesses and industries; Health promotion in special populations
Assessment 40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP Requirement 40%

 

Title Exercise Physiology
Code SBSS 502
Department Biokinetics & Sport Science

 

Prerequisites BSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science  

Co-requisites

Aim To give the students a good understanding of the workings of the human body especially under working conditions.
Content Nutrients

Optimal nutrition for exercise Energy value of food

Energy transfer in the body Energy transfer in exercise

Measurement of human energy expenditure Expenditure during rest and exercise

Individual differences and measurement of energy capacities Pulmonary structure and function

Gas exchange and transport Dynamics of pulmonary ventilation The cardiovascular system

Cardiovascular regulation and integration Functional capacity of the cardiovascular system Skeletal muscle: structure and function

Neural control of movement The endocrine system

Assessment 40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP Requirement 40%

 

Title Biomechanics and Human Motor Behaviour
Code SBSS 503
Department Biokinetics & Sport Science
Prerequisites BSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science

Co-requisites

Aim To equip the students with the knowledge and expertise to analyze internal  and external movement of humans and objects as well as how to optimize movement and motor learning
Content Clinical biomechanics of the human body; Concept of levers and moments; Muscles and joint movements; Advanced functional anatomy; Biomechanics of movement; Biomechanical analysis; Postural Balance; Muscle imbalance; Neuromuscular function; Applied biomechanics; Motor control and learning; Recovery after neurological injury
Assessment 40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP Requirement 40%

 

Title Professional Internship
Code SBSS504
Department Biokinetics & Sport Science
Prerequisites BSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science  

Co-requisites

Aim To equip the student with the knowledge and skill to serve as a biokineticist or kinderkineticist.
Assessment Continuous assessment External practical examination
DP Requirement Not applicable

 

Title Management of Orthopaedic Injuries and conditions
Code SBSS 505
Department Biokinetics & Sport Science
Prerequisites BSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science

Co-requisites

Aim The aim is to equip the students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to deal with the biokinetic management of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
Content Introduction of musculoskeletal conditions; Biokinetic consultations; Functional anatomy of the spine; Spinal injuries; Objective tests for spinal injuries; Biokinetic management of back pain conditions; Biokinetic assessment of the back; Rehabilitation programmes for the back; Biokinetic management of scoliosis; Functional anatomy of the shoulder, arm wrist and hand; Injuries of the shoulder, arm wrist and hand; Objective tests for the shoulder, arm wrist and hand; Biokinetic management of shoulder pain; Anatomy of the hip and lower limbs; Injuries to the hips and lower limbs; Objective tests for hip and lower limb injuries; Biokinetic management of overuse and pain in the lower limbs; Biokinetic management of traumatic knee injuries; Biokinetic management of ACL injuries; Biokinetic management of lower leg, ankle and foot conditions
Assessment 40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP Requirement 40%

 

Title Management of Chronic Diseases and Disabilities
Code SBSS 506
Department Biokinetics & Sport Science
Prerequisites BSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science Co-requisites
Aim The aim is to equip the students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to deal with the biokinetic management of chronic diseases and disabilities
Content ECG operation, assessment and interpretation

Exercise prescription modifications for cardiac patient; Cardiac  conditions; Vascular diseases; Arthritis; Diabetes mellitus; Dislipidemia; Obesity; Osteoporosis; Metabolic syndrome; Pulmonary diseases; Lung function tests Immunological and hematological disorders; Pregnancy; Neurological disorders Cognitive, Psychological and sensory disorders; Children; Elderly; Basic pharmacology; Pharmacological agents

Assessment 40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP Requirement 40%

 

Title Adapted Physical Activity
Code SBSS 507
Department Biokinetics & Sport Science
Prerequisites BSc, BA or equivalent degree in  Human  Movement Science / Sport Science  

Co-requisites

 

Aim This module is designed to:

1.  Explore the benefits of adapted physical activity in various populations.

2.  Introduce advanced theories and applications of adapted physical activity.

3.  Review the current research literature in adapted physical activity.

4.  Provide opportunities for students to develop their research agenda.

Content 1.    Cognitive, Emotional and Sensory disorders

2.    Immunological/Hematological disorders

3.    Orthopaedic diseases and disabilities

4.    Neuromuscular disorders

5.    Metabolic diseases

Assessment 40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP Requirement 40%

 

Title Testing and Measurement
Code SBSS 508
Department Biokinetics & Sport Science
Prerequisites BSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science  

Co-requisites

Aim  

This module is designed to provide the skills necessary to perform various tests and measurements for all groups within a physical education framework and in all realms of education. The student will be to utilize several statistical tools and procedures to measure and evaluate not only specific tests, but also complete programs.

Content 1.    Principles of test construction

2.    Measures of physical fitness

3.    Measurement of sport skills

4.    Measuring special populations and abilities

5.    Characteristics of a good test

Assessment 40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP Requirement

 

Title Research Methodology and project
Code SBSS 509
Department Biokinetics & Sport Science
Prerequisites BSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science  

Co-requisites

Aim To assist students to understand the principles of research as well as gain expertise in how to conduct research.
Content Research methodology Statistical procedures Research project Research ethics Logical thinking
Assessment 30% theory consisting of tests and examination 70% Research project
DP Requirement Not applicable

 

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