Provides students with an extension of Exercise Physiology with emphases on cardiovascular-respiratory, muscular, metabolic and thermoregulatory responses and adaptations to exercise and training.
Topic 1: Exercise metabolism
Topic 2: Exercise performance and environmental stress
Topic 3: Cardiovascular-respiratory responses and adaptations to training
Topic 4: Aerobic power and anaerobic threshold
Topic 5: Efficiency of exercise
Topic 6: Neuromuscular and endocrine responses and adaptations to training
Topic 7: Fatigue
Topic 8: Special aids to performance
Topic 9: Assessments for performance
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the body's physiological responses to specific training and environmental stresses, and the relationships between heart rate, oxygen consumption, lactic acid production and workload;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||explain some of the major factors limiting performance and contributing to fatigue during exercise;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of the procedure and responsibilities for involvement in exercise testing and prescription;||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an ability to competently perform the basic physiological measurements and the skills required to conduct sub maximal and maximal exercise tests for aerobic fitness, including screening of risk factors, calibrating equipment, setting workload, recording physiological data, obtaining rate of perceived exertion, and analysing and reporting outcomes of the tests.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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