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|
|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;||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||demonstrate an ability to competently perform the basic exercise physiology practical skills||Ethical practice|
- Scott Powers and Edward Howley, 2015, Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance, 9th edn, McGraw Hill, New York USA. ISBN: 978-0-07-352353-4.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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