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Archived Version 2003 - 2004

Module Title Exercise Physiology 1
Module Code SS203
School School of Health & Human Performance

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Level 2 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To provide an understanding of the physiological and metabolic responses to a single bout of exercise To provide an understanding of the measurement techniques used to assess the physiologic and metabolic responses to a single bout of exercise

Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course students will be able to understand: 7 The fundamentals of human energy transfer during exercise 7 Acute exercise - physiological support systems 7 Neuromuscular system 7 Pulmonary system 7 Cardiovascular system 7 Neuroendocrine system 7 Influence of gender, fitness level, nutrition, body position, intensity, duration and environmental conditions on responses to a single bout of exercise 7 Measurement of human energy expenditure during rest and physical activity Evaluating energy generating capacities during exercise

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 24
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 24
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 27

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Chemical and and mechanical events during contraction, neurons, motor unit recruitment and intergrative control of movement, muscle fiber type Human energy transfer - phosphagen system, aerobic and anaerobic metabolism Pulmonary ventilation, gas exchange, oxygen and carbon dioxide transport, ventilatory control, ventilatory thresholds Heart rate, cardiac output, stroke volume, blood pressure, blood distribution, A-VO2 diff Measurement of oxygen uptake, blood pressure, heart rate, ventilatory threshold Measurement of human energy expenditure
Continuous Assessment70% Examination Weight30%
Indicative Reading List
7 Essentials of Exercise Physiology: McArdle, WD, Katch, FI, and Katch, VL. 2nd edn, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (2000) 7 Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology: For Fitness Performance and Health, Robergs RA, and Roberts, S.O. Mc Graw Hill (2000) 7 Exercise Physiology: Powers, SK and Howley ET. 4th edn; Mc Graw Hill (2001) 7 Physiology of Sport and Exercise: Wilmore, JH and Costil, DL. Human Kinetics (1994) 7 Exercise Physiology- Human Bioenergetics and its Application: Brooks, GA, Fahey, TD, White, TP. Mayfield Publishing Company (1996)
Programme or List of Programmes
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health