PTY-10058 - Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Movement Science (MSci/BScRES)
Coordinator: Emma Woodhouse
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

The Applied anatomy, Physiology and Movement Science module builds on content introduced in the anatomy, physiology and movement science modules of the MSci Physiotherapy programme and enables the student to apply their knowledge gained to the application of practical skills.
Students will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills of basic therapeutic handling which underpins Physiotherapy assessment and management throughout the MSci programme.
The module aims to prepare the with basic practical handling techniques as core skills that can be applied in a variety of healthcare settings and specialities as well as develop transferable skills (such as communication, infection control and basic handling).

The module aims to apply the knowledge and understanding to:
Practically apply knowledge of normal anatomy and physiology to the human body.
Practically apply basic movement science principles in the healthy adult.
Develop the students handling and communication skills.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

identify normal anatomy and physiology in a healthy adult model;: 1
demonstrate the application of safe and competent therapeutic handling skills appropriate to the level of study;: 1
demonstrate physiological measurement and its interpretation;: 1
apply fundamental movement science principles to the analysis of normal human movement;: 1

Study hours

96 tutor led hours, including
- 7 hours lectures,
- 80 hours practical classes
- 6 hours tutorials
- 3 hours of assessment preparation classes etc.
54 hours of independent study, including:
- 22 hours Directed study
- 12 hours self directed study
- 20 hours assessment preparation

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Practical Assessment weighted 100%
A 20 minute interactive practical assessment
A 20 minute randomly allocated interactive practical assessment. This assessment will test the student's knowledge and practical skills related to the application of anatomy, physiology and movement science.