SPOR06036 2022 Anatomy and Physiology

General Details

Full Title
Anatomy and Physiology
Transcript Title
Anatomy and Physiology
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Subject Area
SPOR - Sport/Rec/Leisure
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Aileen Brennan, Shirley McKenna
Programme Membership
SG_BAPPL_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business

This module examines the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology in the context of exercise. The module is pitched at an introductory level and is designed to support students coming from a non-science/biology background. The content will also support many other physical activity based modules delivered later in the programme. Blended learning technologies will be employed in the delivery and assessment of this module.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Identify cell organelles, functions, division, and process of osmosis and diffusion.


Explain the digestive, urinary, endocrine and nervous systems.


Describe the anatomy of the heart and lungs and adaptations to exercise.


Describe the musculoskeletal system relative to exercise.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

During the term, students will develop an e portfolio which will encourage students to consult notes and use web searches to research specific topics related to weekly lectures which will help consolidate learning. Lectures will be supported by a Moodle repository for students with diverse learning needs. The use of two multiple-choice quizzes (MCQs) will help to chunk learning into manageable blocks during the term and facilitate the assessment of knowledge recall. 

Module Assessment Strategies

Types of assessment:

  • Two online Moodle quizzes in weeks 5 and 10
  • E-portfolio preparation to be submitted at the end of term.

Repeat Assessments

  • Failed CA can be resubmitted in the autumn
  • The learner can resit the MCQs in the autumn.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Identify cell organelles, functions, division, and process of osmosis and diffusion.

  • Identify composite cell structures and functions.

  • Identify the role of nucleic acids - DNA & RNA.

  • Describe the stages of cell division or mitosis.

  • Explain the movement of substrates across the cell membrane (osmosis/diffusion).


2. Explain the digestive, urinary, endocrine and nervous systems.

  • The digestive tract and organs of digestion.

  • Process of digestion and role of key enzymes.

  • Describe the role of water & electrolytes.

  • Structure & function of the kidney.

  • Influence of ADH on urine concentration.

  • Effect of altitude on erythropoietin.

  • Explain the control of hormonal secretions & physiological responses to stress.

  • Structure and function of sensory and motor neurons.

  • Central and peripheral nervous systems.

  • Autonomic nervous system.

  • Synapse and movement control.


4.  Describe the anatomy of the heart and lungs relative to exercise.

  • Function and constituents of blood.

  • Illustrate the anatomy of the heart.

  • Understand the cardiac cycle and electrical conduction of the heart.

  • Explain pulse rate and blood pressure.

  • Anatomy of the lungs.

  • Muscles that facilitate breathing.

  • Breathing mechanism & alveolar gas exchange.

  • Effects of exercise on lung function.


4.  Describe the musculoskeletal system relative to exercise.

  • Muscle classification.

  • Agonist and antagonistic muscle actions.

  • Muscle fibre types and relevance to sports performance.

  • Axial and appendicular skeleton.

  • Function of joints, tendons & ligaments.

  • Bone growth and development.

  • Curves of the spine.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Online Moodle Quiz 1 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 25 % Week 5 1
2 Online Moodle Quiz 2 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 35 % Week 10 2
3 E-Portfolio Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % End of Semester 3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Blended delivery 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2018-01-05 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology, Global Edition
ISBN 1292229861 ISBN-13 9781292229867

For courses in two-semester A&P. Using Art Effectively to Teach the Toughest Topics in A&P Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology helps students succeed in the challenging A&P course with an easy-to-understand narrative, precise visuals, and steadfast accuracy. With the 11th Edition, the author team draws from recent research exploring how students use and digest visual information to help students use art more effectively to learn A&P. New book features encourage students to view and consider figures in the textbook, and new narrated videos guide students through complex physiology figures to help them deconstruct and better understand complicated processes. Instructors can also request a new handbook by Lori Garrett, entitled The Art of Teaching A&P: Six Easy Lessons to Improve Student Learning, which explores some of the most common challenges encountered when using art to teach A&P, alongside strategies to address these challenges. Pearson Mastering(tm) Anatomy & Physiology not included. Students, if Pearson Mastering(tm) Anatomy & Physiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. Pearson Mastering(tm) Anatomy & Physiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Pearson Mastering(tm) Anatomy & Physiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to engage students and improve results by helping students stay on track in the course and quickly master challenging A&P concepts. Features in the text are supported Pearson Mastering(tm) Anatomy & Physiology assignments, including new SmartArt Videos, Interactive Physiology 2.0, Dynamic Study Modules, Learning Catalytics, Spotlight Figure Coaching Activities, lab study tools, Get Ready for A&P, plus a variety of Art Labeling Questions, Clinical Application Questions, and more.

Required Reading
2021-01-04 Nurses! Test yourself in Anatomy and Physiology Open University Press
ISBN 0335249019 ISBN-13 9780335249015
Required Reading
2021-08-24 The Fitness Instructor's Handbook 4th Edition Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 9781472977342 ISBN-13 1472977343

New and updated, The Fitness Instructor's Handbook, 4th edition is the essential guide for anyone working in, or wishing to enter, the fitness industry: the ultimate resource for students and qualified fitness professionals alike. This edition includes new text on how to avoid poor exercise technique that can increase injury risk as well as a brand new section on field protocols for typical health and fitness tests with guidance on how instructors can standardise them. Other essential updates are also included that reflect changes to the National Occupational Standards for both Level 2 and 3 qualifications. At the end of each chapter you will also find revision questions to sharpen your knowledge and help with exam prep. Chapters include: The skeletal system Muscles and tendons The energy system Circulation and respiration Components of fitness Safety issues Customer service Screening clients Planning and programme design Exercise evaluation Offering the perfect blend of theory and practice for every aspect of health and fitness, this is the resource you will refer to time and again.

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