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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Examines the physiological responses of the body to various exercise stresses and the adaptations which occur within the body as a result of repeated exposure to these stresses.

Unit content

Lecture content:

  • Skeletal muscle function
  • Circulatory responses to exercise
  • Respiratory responses to exercise
  • Bioenergetics and exercise metabolism
  • Cardio-respiratory fitness
  • Anaerobic power
  • Muscular strength and flexibility
  • Body composition
  • Environmental physiology
  • Fatigue


Laboratory content:

  • Pre-exercise screening and ergometry
  • Heart rate and blood pressure
  • Lung function assessment
  • Energy expenditure
  • Submaximal exercise testing
  • Blood sampling and assessment
  • Anthropometric assessment
  • Body temperature and sweating

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
Exam: practical30%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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