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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

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.

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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.