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Final Year, Component 05

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Applied Temporal Sport and Exercise Science

Investigate the effects of extreme conditions on the human body. You explore physiological responses to altitude and acceleration, spaceflight and microgravity, intense gaseous and marine pressures, extremes of hot and cold. You also gain understanding of the effects of starvation, dehydration and air pollution on human survival and performance.

Movement Analysis

This module will focus on gait analysis. This module covers what is ‘normal’ gait and this provides the underpinning for when we move onto pathological gait. You will study gait using kinematics and kinetics and we will spend our time interpreting what the data mean. To aid this you will take part in 2 labs -  one using the force plate and one using the 3D motion capture system. The data from these will be used in assignments.  

Environments Shape Physical Activity: Translating Research into Practice

Drawing from several disciplines this module will consider topical issues relating to the effectiveness of physical activity interventions across the life course on a range of health and wellbeing outcomes. It will explore how evidence-based physical activity initiatives and interventions in different environments and settings shape behaviour. There is a growing demand for practitioners to critically evaluate the current evidence-base and gain an understanding of how this knowledge can be translated to inform their applied professional practice. The module will afford opportunities to engage with cutting edge research and develop transferable communication skills in translating research findings into executive summaries that can be used and understood by a range of audiences.

Exercise Prescription

This module will provide you with both theoretical and practical knowledge, enabling you to comprehend the intricacies of specific neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory conditions. Emphasis is placed on equipping you with the practical skills necessary to evaluate and prescribe appropriate exercises for your final stages of rehabilitation, restoration of health, and/or return to sport.

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