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VCE Physical Education and Health

Physical Education Unit 1: The Human Body in Motion

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Course Description

In this unit students explore how the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems work together to produce movement. Through practical activities students explore the relationships between the body’s systems and physical activity, sport and exercise, and how the systems adapt and adjust to the demands of the activity.​

Areas of Study

How Does the Musculoskeletal System Work to Produce Movement?

  • The musculoskeletal system of the human body and how the muscles and bones work together to produce movement.
  • The major components of the musculoskeletal system and their contributions and interactions during physical activity, sport and exercise.
  • The social, cultural and environmental influences on movement, and how the capacity and functioning of the muscular and skeletal systems may act as an enabler or barrier to participation in physical activity.
  • The possible causes of illness and injury to the musculoskeletal system, such as sedentary behaviour, overtraining and participation at the elite and recreational levels.
  • A variety of legal and illegal practices and substances used to enhance performance from an ethical and a biophysical perspective.

How Does the Cardiorespiratory System Function at Rest and During Physical Activity?

  • How the heart, blood vessels and lungs function at rest and during physical activity.
  • The structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and their contributions and interactions during physical activity, sport and exercise.
  • The enablers and barriers to the capacity and functioning of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are investigated from a sociocultural, environmental and physical perspective.
  • The ethical and performance considerations of the use of a variety of legal and illegal practices and substances specific to each system.

Assessment

Outcomes Assessment Tasks
(school-assessed coursework)
Collect and analyse information from a variety of practical activities to explain how the musculoskeletal system functions and evaluate the ethical and performance implications of performance enhancement practices.

A written report analysing participation in at least four physical activities that demonstrate how the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems work together to produce movement.

And

At least one task each for Outcomes 1 and 2, selected from the following: 

  • A practical laboratory report.
  • A case study analysis.
  • A data analysis.
  • A critically reflective folio/diary of participation in practical activities.
  • A visual presentation.
  • A multimedia presentation, including two or more data types and involving some form of interaction or simulation.
  • A physical simulation or model.
  • An oral presentation.
  • A written report.
  • Structured questions.
Collect and analyse information from practical activities to explain how the cardiovascular and respiratory systems function and discuss ethical and performance implications of performance enhancement practices. 

Overall Final Assessment

And of Semester Examination – 1.5 hours.

Information can be obtained from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au