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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides students with knowledge of growth, development and ageing in the context of physical activity and exercise.

Unit content

  • Fundamental concepts and theoretical perspectives in motor development.
  • Infant motor development.
  • Development of human locomotion.
  • Development of ballistic and manipulative skills.
  • Development and ageing of the body systems.
  • Development of physical fitness and motor competence.
  • Sensory-perceptual development.
  • Perception and action in development.
  • Interacting constraints in development.

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss the major theoretical perspectives in motor development
2 detail the development of motor skills across the lifespan
3 describe the structural, physiological and perceptual-motor changes that occur across the lifespan
4 identify the effects of exercise and physical activity on growth, development and ageing
5 analyse human growth and development peer-reviewed scientific research
6 integrate growth and development knowledge and skills with other areas of sport and exercise science

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss the major theoretical perspectives in motor development
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. detail the development of motor skills across the lifespan
    • GA4:
  3. describe the structural, physiological and perceptual-motor changes that occur across the lifespan
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. identify the effects of exercise and physical activity on growth, development and ageing
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. analyse human growth and development peer-reviewed scientific research
    • GA1:
  6. integrate growth and development knowledge and skills with other areas of sport and exercise science
    • GA4: