|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 X 2 HOUR LECTURE PER WEEK|
|Practical||1 X 2 HOUR PRACTICAL PER WEEK|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||4000 Word review of literature||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours 2 hr examination||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Repeat failed component|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate advanced historic and contemporary understanding of the physiology of exercise.
Provide a detailed description of the pathophysiology of a specific disease state and detail how this may be prevented or treated using exercise-related interventions.
Identify and explain normal and abnormal physiological responses to a variety of exercise tests.
Select an appropriate exercise testing protocol for the physiological characterization of health and/or disease, and interpret the data in such a way that a specific client group can understand it.
Understanding the physiological basis to exercise intolerance in many disease states, requires a thorough understanding of the typical responses to exercise, in terms of muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses. Without this understanding, identifying maladaptive responses that characterize many disease states is impossible. This module seeks to develop and advance understanding of the acute and chronic regulation of human physiology during exercise in both health and disease, and to provide the laboratory skills necessary to uncover and correctly interpret these responses.
This module will pursue the acute and chronic regulation of physiological processes, first from the perspective of normal, healthy function in both youth and older adults, before progressing towards study of these same regulatory processes in diseases characterized by premature fatigue leading to exercise intolerance.
The acute physiological responses to ramp, constant load, all-out exercise and resistance exercise in health and disease.
Chronic changes in physiological function promoted by use (training) and disuse (ageing and sedentary behaviour) in health and disease.
Pathophysiology of diseases leading to poor exercise tolerance.
Physiological testing for the assessment of fitness in health and disease.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Quantitative data analysis and interpretation are central to the majority of practicals in this module.|
|Communication||Written and oral examinations used to ensure learning outcomes are met. Interpersonal skills required for physiological tests.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Development of skills in data collection, interpretation and literature review.|
|Information Technology||Use of computer software to collect and analyse experimental data. The analysis is, however, not dependent on skilled use of IT per se.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The practicals will make reference to the real-world use of the protocols performed.|
|Problem solving||Identification of normal and abnormal physiological responses in example data sets.|
|Research skills||Reviewing literature for general module content and the assessed literature review.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Use of advanced respiratory analysis and ergometry, and the analysis of the data derived from them.|
|Team work||Some teamwork will be necessary in laboratory practicals.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7