This subject explores leisure and recreational activity in relation to the human body and its physical environment. It also covers alterations in anatomy and physiology related to common health problems in diverse populations. Students will obtain a practical understanding of human anatomy and physiology and apply this knowledge to the basis of leisure activity. Emphasis will be placed upon adapting physical activities encountered in leisure to the abilities and limitations of specific groups of people, most notably people with diverse disabilities and/or chronic illness, taking into account the physical, mental, emotional, developmental and social backgrounds of the participants. The health benefits of leisure activity will also be assessed.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Module 1 Basic human anatomy and physiology - This module provides the necessary material to understand the basic functions of anatomy and physiology in humans. It is designed to provide students with relevant information about human physiology as it relates to leisure activities. Module 2 Understanding alterations in anatomy and physiology related to common health problems in diverse populations. -Providing leisure activities for diverse populations (people with chronic illness, disabilities, the aged, very young, mental illness, learning disability) requires consideration of a vast number of issues. This module introduces some management considerations including medication awareness. Many of the more commonly found pathological processes (alterations in anatomy and physiology) are examined to improve your understanding the physical, social, emotional and environmental needs of vulnerable individuals in the context of the provision of leisure activities. Module 3 Understanding physical activity in relation to anatomy and physiology with diverse populations. - A range of leisure activities are analysed and discussed in relation to how they can affect diverse populations. In addition the benefits of leisure activities are discussed as they relate to physical disabilities. Leisure activities are examined as they relate to a variety of settings and populations and discussed in relation to how they interact with anatomy and physiology.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.