15 credits at level HE7
Gain a critical knowledge and understanding of human skeletal muscle structure
Show a critical knowledge and understanding of human skeletal muscle function
Critically review the relationship between human skeletal muscle structure and function and the implications for force development
Gain a critical understanding of how human skeletal muscle adapts to strength and conditioning activity
Macro and Micro structure of skeletal muscle and associated structures
The motor neuron, neuromuscular junction and motor units
Sliding filament theory and muscle contraction
Fibre Types, arrangement and muscle action
Adaptation of muscle and associated structures to strength and conditioning stimulus
In order that the students comprehend the fundamental concepts, and gain an appropriate knowledge base, topics will be introduced by the module tutor through lectures. Further understanding of this material will be developed through seminars and laboratory sessions. Students will be expected to prepare material relevant to specific topic areas, which will form the basis of these seminars. Additional support will be provided in the form of directed reading and tutorials. Practical work will allow for demonstration of application of principles.
Teaching hours will consist of 28 hours delivered over 2 weekends and 120 hours of independent study, reading, project work and evaluations. Tutors will provide ongoing support and guidance trhoughout this process. University of Bolton facilities will also be made available to students between weekend delivery courses by arrangement with the programme manager.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Gain a detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of human skeletal muscle structure.||
Identify and describe the macro structural and micro structural elements of human skeletal muscle and associated structures. Explain how the structural elements of human skeletal muscle are organised in relation to each other in the intact muscle and associated structures.
|2.||Gain a critical and detailed knowledge and understanding of human skeletal muscle function.||Critique the sliding filament theory of muscular contraction and the electrochemical events that support it.|
|3.||Create critical arguments in light of contemporary research that provides a detailed understanding of the relationships between human skeletal muscle structure and function, and implications for force production.||
Illustrate how the organisation of the structural elements of human skeletal muscle and associated structures can impact of the ability to produce force.Illustrate how the structural, physical and biochemical properties of human skeletal muscle can impact on the ability to produce force.
|4.||Gain a critical and detailed understanding of the adaptive responses of human skeletal muscle to strength and conditioning activity||Identify and illustrate through a critical review of contemporary literature how human skeletal muscle and associated structures adapt to strength and conditioning activity.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||an essay of 3,000 words designed to determine the studentís level of understanding of the structure and function of human skeletal muscle and how these are interrelated, and determine the ability to produce force. It will be a requirement of the assignment that students base their response on an evaluation of established and contemporary published literature in the field of muscle physiology drawing on this literature to substantiate and support the formulated response||The student will be required to select a mode of strength and/or conditioning activity and prepare a 20 minute presentation using appropriate presentational tools, detailing how the muscular and associated structures may adapt to acute and chronic exposure to such activity. It will be a requirement of the assignment that students base their response on an evaluation of established and contemporary published literature in the field of muscle physiology drawing on this literature to substantiate and support the formulated response|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Baechle, T.R., Earle, R.W.(2000) Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. Human Kinetics
Komi, P.V. (1993) Strength and Power in Sport. Blackwell Scientific Publications.
Marconnet, P. (1996) Human Muscular Function During Dynamic Exercise: 5th International
Symposium on Exercise and Sport Biology. Karger.
McComas, A.J. (1996) Skeletal Muscle: Form and Function. Human Kinetics.
Squire, J. (1981) The Structural Basis of Muscular Contraction. Plenum Press.
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal of Sports Sciences
Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
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