The following section provides information about the organisational context of HKE 1. For information about the course content please see Academic syllabus.

Two semester credits: HKE 101 and HKE 102.

Class coordinator: A Todd (email:, phone: 046 603 8469)

Tutorial coordinator: TBA


Any student accepted by Rhodes University is eligible to register for HKE I. Students intending to major in HKE must be registered either in a BSc, BA, BCom or BJourn program. A science background is beneficial, but not a requirement.

From 2010 onwards there will also be no separate Data Analysis module. Students are therefore strongly encouraged to take up Statistics 1 as a credit, as basic statistical knowledge will be required for interpretation and application such as lab write-ups.

Module Structure

Term dates:
1. term: 14 Feb-01 April, 2. Term: 11 April-27 May, 3. Term: 25 July-09 Sept, 4. Term: 19 Sep-28 Oct).

HKE 101: 

1st Term:

2nd Term:

HKE 102:

3rd Term:

4th Term:

Laboratory practicals

Weekly laboratory practicals will be held in association with the lectures and for general skills (see Table 2). Students may be requested to hand in worksheets or write-ups for some practicals. Please consider the format guide for the writing of those documents.


Every first year student has to attend 75% of all tutorials each semester, which means that missing more than two tutorials per semester will result in that student's DP being revoked, i.e. he / she will not be allowed to write the HKE examinations. Students may only miss a tutorial if they have filled out a leave of absence (LOA) form, accompanied by a letter stating a valid reason for their absence, which is to be handed in to the secretary. With exception of medical reasons the LOA has to be submitted BEFORE missing the tutorial.

With regards to written work, each student will have between 2 and 3 tutorial assignments to hand in per term. The topics for each piece of work will be handed out to each student one week before it is due. All tutorial work must be handed in on the specified date, by 9 a.m. no later (usually a Monday). This work will count for marks.

Any complaints or problems that students may have with the tutorials, the work or the tutors should be brought to the attention of the tutorial coordinator, Ms. J Kelly.

Supplementary Instruction

Supplementary instruction sessions are offered on request over and above the lectures, practicals and tutorials. Students are asked to identify and express the need for such sessions directly to the course or tutorial coordinators, or via the class representatives.

Timetable for HKE I

Lectures, laboratories and tutorials take place during the following lecture periods throughout the year.
Mon 9.35 - 10.20 Lecture
Tues 10.30 - 11.15 Lecture
Wed 11.25 - 12.10 Lecture
Fri 8.40 - 9.25 Lecture
Thur or Fri 14.00 - 16.00 Laboratory
Tutorials as per arrangement

Table 2: Preliminary topics of laboratories in HKE I (please check notice boards in the department for updates and be prepared for practicals scheduled within the allocated period EVERY Friday except public holidays).






17/18 Feb

Introduction to the HKE Department

Todd & Goebel

24/25 Feb

Fundamental Concepts 1


03/04 Mar

Fundamental Concepts 2


10/11 Mar

Literature Research / Word


17/18 Mar

Literature Research / Word


24/25 Mar

Anatomy 1


31 Mar/1 Apr

Anatomy 2



14/15 Apr

Anatomy 3


21/22 Apr

No Lab (Public Holiday)


28/29 Apr

Data Analysis / Excel


05/06 May

Data Analysis / Excel


12/13 May

Anthropometry 1


19/20 May

Anthropometry 2


26/27 May

Exam Revision


28/29 July


04/05 Aug

Biomechanics 1


11/12 Aug

Biomechanics 2


18/19 Aug

Career Counselling

25/26 Aug

Physiology 1


01/02 Sep

Physiology 2


08/09 Sep



22/23 Sep


29/30 Sep

Physiology 3


06/07 Oct

Physiology 4


13/14 Oct

Fundamental Concepts 1


20/21 Oct

Fundamental Concepts 2


27/28 Oct

Exam Revision

Goebel & Todd

Please check notice boards in the department for updates and be prepared for practicals scheduled within the allocated period EVERY Friday except public holidays.

Tests, assignments and examination in HKE I

Each module’s lecturer will set tests and assignments to his/her discretion and dates will be announced in lectures or via the HKE I notice board. The marks from these assignments will be averaged to produce a class mark for each module. The module class marks for the semester will, in conjunction with the tutorial mark, build the class record which contributes 30% to the total semester mark.

The two examination papers (each 3hrs) at the end of each semester contribute 70% to the total semester mark (see table 3).

Please note: Only students with a class mark of 40% or higher will be permitted to write the exams!

Table 3: Mark composition of HKE 1

HKE 101

HKE 102

Class record



Fundamental Concepts (part a)




Functional Anatomy






Fundamental Concepts (part b)




Paper 1 (3hrs): Fundamental Concepts & Anthropometry


Paper 1 (3hrs): Fundamental Concepts and Biomechanics


Paper 2 (3hrs): Anatomy


Paper 2 (3hrs): Physiology



Pass Criteria

A pass mark at Rhodes University is 50% or higher (class record and examinations combined). Admission to second semester HKE 102 requires a sub-minimum of 40% in HKE 101. Students with an examination mark of 45-49% are considered for supplementary exams for both semesters (this is only optional for HKE I).

In order to pass into the next year (HKE 2) the overall final marks for both semester courses must aggregate to at least 50% (average year mark), with a sub-minimum of 40% required for each semester (i.e. HKE 101 and HKE 102).

Prescribed books for HKE I

Tortora, G.J. and Derrickson, B.H. (2005). Principles of Anatomy & Physiology. 11th Edition. New York: Wiley & Sons.
(or: Tortora, G.J. and Grabowski, S.R. (2003). Principles of Anatomy & Physiology. 10th Edition. New York: Wiley & Sons.)
Hall, S.B. (2007). Basic Biomechanics. 5th Edition (or newer). Boston: McGraw-Hill International. ISBN 0-07-110666-9

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