Provides an understanding of the changes in physiological function that occur with age, gender and the developmental stages. An individual's exercise capacity and motivation to participate in regular physical activity and how physical activity may influence growth and development are also considered as well as adaptations to specific training programs across the lifespan.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate understanding of the anatomical and physiological changes that occur across the lifespan in the context of appropriate.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||explain gait development and changes due to ageing and pathological conditions and apply this to the development of training programs.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|3||describe the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular problems of ageing and apply this to age related responses to exercise.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of exercise capacity, flexibility and muscular strength, endurance and power across the lifespan.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|5||evaluate the evidence for the long-term benefits of exercise to produce improved outcomes in an ageing population.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|6||demonstrate competence in modifying standard or adopting appropriate fitness tests to accommodate children and older adults.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- Haywood, KM & Getchell, N, 2014, Life Span Motor Development, 6th edn, Human Kinetics, Illinois. ISBN: 9781450456999.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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