BIOS 2012 Exercise Physiology
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401142
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Description This subject covers the essential physiology that helps us understand how we control our exercise behaviour. In lectures there is a focus on physiological control, with emphasis on neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and thermoregulatory responses during exercise, as well as adaptation of these responses in response to ageing, disease and exercise training. In laboratory classes, there is a focus on the acquisition and interpretation of physiological responses during exercise.
School Health Sciences
Discipline Human Biology
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Equivalent Subjects BIOS 2037 - Sport and Exercise Phyiology
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain how the central nervous system controls muscle force during common types of movement and exercise.
- Explain how the cardiovascular system adjusts to exercise and how it supports the increased muscular work.
- Explain how the respiratory system adjusts to exercise and how it supports the increased muscular work.
- Explain how body temperature is regulated during exercise.
- Explain the signs and symptoms of heat stress during exercise using the understanding required in the above-mentioned learning outcomes (#1-4).
- Analyse and interpret physiological data recorded during an exercise experiment.
- Collate and organise experimental observations in a simple, neat and useful manner.
1. Overview of the essential physiology of movement and exercise, including metabolism (covered in Bioenergetics).
2. Neuromuscular physiology and exercise.
3. Cardiovascular physiology and exercise.
4. Respiratory physiology and exercise.
5. Thermoregulation and exercise.
6. Laboratory classes focused on ergometry and the recording, analysis and interpretation of neuromuscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and thermal responses during rest and exercise.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|300 words plus a maximum of four tables and figures
- Kenney, W.L., Wilmore, J.H., Costill, D.L. Physiology of Sport and Exercise. Seventh Edition. Human Kinetics Publishers. 2020
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