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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Integrated Sport & Exercise Physiology
Module Code SS203
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Brendan Egan
Semester 2: Brendan Egan
Autumn: Brendan Egan
Module TeachersBrendan Egan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module focuses on the integration and application of physiological concepts and theory covered in previous modules and based on wider reading. This integration and application is achieved through laboratory practical sessions encompassing data collection, analysis, interpretation and report writing, alongside lecture content exploring integrative aspects of acute exercise, exercise adaptations, and environmental and molecular exercise physiology. The practical sessions include assessment of handgrip strength, maximal oxygen uptake, peak power output, isokinetic strength, hydration assessment, and glycemic response.

Learning Outcomes

1. integrate physiological concepts from previous modules in order to explain responses to exercise and nutrition stimuli
2. recognise the differences between different populations (strength/endurance, trained/untrained) as identified by physiological assessment
3. explain these differences in terms of the mechanisms of physiological adaptation and/or nutrition status
4. collect, analyse, interpret and report data relevant to practice in sport and exercise physiology

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36No Description
Laboratory12Lab demonstrations
Laboratory12Small group labs
Independent Study100No Description
Fieldwork80No Description
Total Workload: 240

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative syllabus
Neuronal, mechanical, hormonal and metabolic responses to acute exercise; Fatigue; Adaptations to exercise training; Molecular responses to acute exercise and their relevance to adaptations to exercise training; Environmental exercise physiology

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentLab report 130%Week 4
AssignmentLab report 230%Week 8
AssignmentLab report 340%Sem 1 End
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    ATTBSc Athletic Therapy and Training
    SSHBSc Sport Science and Health
    Date of Last Revision24-SEP-08

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