Short Title:Human Anatomy
Full Title:Principles of Human Anatomy
Module Code:ANAT H1001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Combined Life Science
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:KIERAN COLLINS
Module Description:The principle aims of this module are to develop the student’s knowledge of Human Anatomy and the functioning of the musculoskeletal system; to examine the structure and function of the principle human anatomical tissues and organs, the skeletal and muscular; to examine the interaction between each tissue in relation to whole body function; the concept of bone growth and development and basic kinanthropometric techniques that facilitate exploration of the role of body shape and size in sports and health settings.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the level of structural organization in the human body.
LO2 Identify and describe the structure of the musculo-skeletal system and general physiological systems.
LO3 Describe and evaluate the relationship between anatomical structure and function.
LO4 Describe and comment on the theoretical and practical basis of kinanthropometric measurement.
LO5 Describe the principles of basic biological laboratory tasks including examination of tissue samples through microscopy, kinanthropmetry techniques, data collection and report writing.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Introduction to the Human Body
Levels of Structural Organisation; Body structure function and support; Bodily Fluids.
10.00%
Body Tissues
Epithelial Tissue; Connective Tissue; Muscle Structure and function; Bone Structure.
10.00%
The Skeletal System
Structure and function of the Skeletal System; The Axial Skeleton (The Skull, Thoracic Cage; Respiratory Tract); The Abdomen and Pelvis (inc. the pelvic girdle); The Appendicular Skeleton ( The Upper Limbs, The Pectoral Girdles, The Lower Limbs).
30.00%
The Musculo-Skeletal System
Mechanical functioning of muscle and connective tissue; Movement of the joints; The Muscles role in movement of the skeletal system.
30.00%
Kinanthropometry
Body composition; Somatotyping; Physical Growth and Maturation; Assessment of Posture; Anthropometry and Body Image.
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment 15% CA assessments 1,2 15.00 Week 22
Continuous Assessment 15% CA assessment 3,4,5 15.00 Week 28
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal lectures based on course content 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Independent learning based on course content. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Tortora, G. Grabowski, S.R. 2012, Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Recommended Book Resources
  • Harold Ellis 2004, Clinical Anatomy, 11th ed Ed., Blackwell Publishing
  • Jenkins, Kemnitz and Tortora 2007, Anatomy and Physiology, Wiley
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SASCH_B Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Science and Health 2 Mandatory
TA_SASCH_D Bachelor of Science in Sports Science and Health 2 Mandatory