Unizulu Biokinetics



Unizulu Biokinetics, introduction to Health Promotion; Pre-participation testing of sedentary individuals; Health appraisal, risk management, and safety of exercise; Exercise testing; Clinical testing; Exercise prescription; Health promotion programmes to the public, businesses and industries; Health promotion in special populations.



TITLEHEALTH PROMOTION
CODESBSS 501
DEPARTMENTBiokinetics & Sport Science
PREREQUISITESBSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science Co-requisites
AIMTo equip the students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to offer professional services regarding health promotion and preventive medicine.
CONTENTIntroduction to Health Promotion; Pre-participation testing of sedentary individuals; Health appraisal, risk management, and safety of exercise; Exercise testing; Clinical testing; Exercise prescription; Health promotion programmes to the public, businesses and industries; Health promotion in special populations
ASSESSMENT40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP REQUIREMENT40%
TITLEEXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
CODESBSS 502
DEPARTMENTBiokinetics & Sport Science 
PREREQUISITESBSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science Co-requisites
AIMTo give the students a good understanding of the workings of the human body especially under working conditions.
CONTENTNutrientsOptimal nutrition for exercise Energy value of foodEnergy transfer in the body Energy transfer in exerciseMeasurement of human energy expenditure Expenditure during rest and exerciseIndividual differences and measurement of energy capacities Pulmonary structure and functionGas exchange and transport Dynamics of pulmonary ventilation The cardiovascular systemCardiovascular regulation and integration Functional capacity of the cardiovascular system Skeletal muscle: structure and functionNeural control of movement The endocrine system
ASSESSMENT40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP REQUIREMENT40%
TITLEBIOMECHANICS AND HUMAN MOTOR BEHAVIOUR
CODESBSS 503
DEPARTMENTBiokinetics & Sport Science
PREREQUISITESBSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport ScienceCo-requisites
AIMTo equip the students with the knowledge and expertise to analyze internal  and external movement of humans and objects as well as how to optimize movement and motor learning
CONTENTClinical biomechanics of the human body; Concept of levers and moments; Muscles and joint movements; Advanced functional anatomy; Biomechanics of movement; Biomechanical analysis; Postural Balance; Muscle imbalance; Neuromuscular function; Applied biomechanics; Motor control and learning; Recovery after neurological injury
ASSESSMENT40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP REQUIREMENT40%
TITLEPROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
CODESBSS504
DEPARTMENTBiokinetics & Sport Science
PREREQUISITESBSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science Co-requisites
AIMTo equip the student with the knowledge and skill to serve as a biokineticist or kinderkineticist.
ASSESSMENTContinuous assessment External practical examination
DP REQUIREMENTNot applicable
TITLEMANAGEMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC INJURIES AND CONDITIONS
CODESBSS 505
DEPARTMENTBiokinetics & Sport Science
PREREQUISITESBSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport ScienceCo-requisites
AIMThe aim is to equip the students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to deal with the biokinetic management of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
CONTENTIntroduction of musculoskeletal conditions; Biokinetic consultations; Functional anatomy of the spine; Spinal injuries; Objective tests for spinal injuries; Biokinetic management of back pain conditions; Biokinetic assessment of the back; Rehabilitation programmes for the back; Biokinetic management of scoliosis; Functional anatomy of the shoulder, arm wrist and hand; Injuries of the shoulder, arm wrist and hand; Objective tests for the shoulder, arm wrist and hand; Biokinetic management of shoulder pain; Anatomy of the hip and lower limbs; Injuries to the hips and lower limbs; Objective tests for hip and lower limb injuries; Biokinetic management of overuse and pain in the lower limbs; Biokinetic management of traumatic knee injuries; Biokinetic management of ACL injuries; Biokinetic management of lower leg, ankle and foot conditions
ASSESSMENT40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP REQUIREMENT40%
TITLEMANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASES AND DISABILITIES
CODESBSS 506
DEPARTMENTBiokinetics & Sport Science
PREREQUISITESBSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport ScienceCo-requisites
AIMThe aim is to equip the students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to deal with the biokinetic management of chronic diseases and disabilities
CONTENTECG operation, assessment and interpretationExercise prescription modifications for cardiac patient; Cardiac  conditions; Vascular diseases; Arthritis; Diabetes mellitus; Dislipidemia; Obesity; Osteoporosis; Metabolic syndrome; Pulmonary diseases; Lung function tests Immunological and hematological disorders; Pregnancy; Neurological disorders Cognitive, Psychological and sensory disorders; Children; Elderly; Basic pharmacology; Pharmacological agents
ASSESSMENT40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP REQUIREMENT40%
TITLEADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
CODESBSS 507
DEPARTMENTBiokinetics & Sport Science
PREREQUISITESBSc, BA or equivalent degree in  Human  Movement Science / Sport Science Co-requisites 
AIMThis module is designed to:1.  Explore the benefits of adapted physical activity in various populations.2.  Introduce advanced theories and applications of adapted physical activity.3.  Review the current research literature in adapted physical activity.4.  Provide opportunities for students to develop their research agenda.
CONTENT1.    Cognitive, Emotional and Sensory disorders2.    Immunological/Hematological disorders3.    Orthopaedic diseases and disabilities4.    Neuromuscular disorders5.    Metabolic diseases
ASSESSMENT40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP REQUIREMENT40%
TITLETESTING AND MEASUREMENT
CODESBSS 508
DEPARTMENTBiokinetics & Sport Science
PREREQUISITESBSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science Co-requisites
AIM This module is designed to provide the skills necessary to perform various tests and measurements for all groups within a physical education framework and in all realms of education. The student will be to utilize several statistical tools and procedures to measure and evaluate not only specific tests, but also complete programs.
CONTENT1.    Principles of test construction2.    Measures of physical fitness3.    Measurement of sport skills4.    Measuring special populations and abilities5.    Characteristics of a good test
ASSESSMENT40% consisting of tests, practicals and assignments 60% consisting of the final examination (3 Hours)
DP REQUIREMENT
TITLERESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND PROJECT
CODESBSS 509
DEPARTMENTBiokinetics & Sport Science
PREREQUISITESBSc, BA or equivalent degree in Human Movement Science / Sport Science Co-requisites
AIMTo assist students to understand the principles of research as well as gain expertise in how to conduct research.
CONTENTResearch methodology Statistical procedures Research project Research ethics Logical thinking
ASSESSMENT30% theory consisting of tests and examination 70% Research project
DP REQUIREMENTNot applicable