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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Anatomy for Sport Science
Module Code SS202
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Siobhan O'Connor
Semester 2: Siobhan O'Connor
Autumn: Siobhan O'Connor
Module TeachersSiobhan O'Connor
John Corrigan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

• This module aims to introduce the student to the anatomy of the human body. This module will discuss the musculoskeletal system and provide an overview of the major bones, joints, muscles and ligaments of the human body. This module will also provide the student with the ability to utilise anatomical terminology and introduce them to the structure and function of muscles, bones and ligaments.

Learning Outcomes

1. Employ accurate anatomical terminology
2. Detail the joints, ligaments and muscles of the body
3. Identify the surface anatomy of key features of the human body
4. Explain the functional anatomy of the body related to sports science.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study83Independent self directed learning
Assignment Completion10Completion of video assignment in groups.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Anatomy terminology and planes of the body
Accurate anatomy terminology and the planes of the body.

The structure and function the systems of the body
The structure and function of the cardiopulmonary system, urinary system, the lymphatic system, the nervous system, the digestive system, endocrine system.

The structure of body tissues
The structure of muscles, bones and ligaments

The foot, ankle, shin and calves
Anatomy of the foot, ankle, and shin including bony anatomy, muscles and ligaments.

The knee and thigh
Anatomy of the knee and thigh including bony anatomy, muscles and ligaments.

The hip and pelvis
Anatomy of the hip and pelvis including bony anatomy, muscles and ligaments.

The spine and core
Anatomy of the spine and core including bony anatomy, muscles and ligaments.

The shoulder
Anatomy of the shoulder girdle including bony anatomy, muscles and ligaments.

The elbow, wrist and hand
Anatomy of the elbow, wrist and hand including bony anatomy, muscles and ligaments.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop QuizQuestions to assess student's knowledge and comprehension30%Week 6
Practical/skills evaluationPractical exam assessing knowledge of bony landmarks, muscles, joints and functional and sports specific movement.40%Week 9
Loop QuizQuestions to assess student's knowledge and comprehension30%Week 12
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Nigel P. Palastanga, Roger Soames, Dot Palastanga: 2008, Anatomy and human movement pocketbook, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, ISBN:978-0-443-06912-3
  • Tortora, Gerard J; Derrickson, Bryan: 2010, Essentials of anatomy and physiology, Paperback, Book. English. 8th ed. Published Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2010, Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 0470418850
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
SHSAStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
SHSAOStudy Abroad (Science & Health)
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health
Date of Last Revision08-JUL-09

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