|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Online worksheets associated with laboratory practicals Part A: practical competence and interpretation of data using standard physiological techniques. Part B: questions on knowledge of structure and function of the cardiorespiratory systems.||25%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours 2 hour Exam||75%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours 2 hour Exam||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to..
1. Identify key physiological terms, abbreviations and units
2. Describe the key structural and functional characteristics of the cardiovascular and ventilatory systems in the context of the exercising human
3. Demonstrate knowledge of anaerobic and aerobic metabolism
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the following laboratory techniques: collection and downloading of heart rate using the Polar systems; the three-lead ECG, sphygmomanometry, microloop spirometer ('spirometry'), the Douglas bag
5. Demonstrate knowledge of good laboratory practice with regard to health and safety issues.
A foundation in knowledge of the cardio-respiratory function is essential for the study of sport and exercise physiology. In addition, the laboratory techniques used in this module are required for many other measurements in sport and exercise science. This module therefore provides a key foundation in the sport and exercise sciences.
Week 4 : maximal oxygen uptake as a measure of cardiorespiratory function.
Weeks 5-8: Lung structure and function, pulmonary gas exchange and ventilatory control mechanisms. Laboratory measurement of lung function.
Weeks 9-11: cardiovascular system structure and function, control of heart rate, blood pressure and microvascular function. Measurement of heart rate and blood pressure.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Required during data interpretation for basic calculations.|
|Communication||Written communication of laboratory technique, data interpretation and fundamental knowledge during the exam|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Implicit in the acquisition of skilled laboratory techniques|
|Information Technology||Some occurrence as a background generic skill relevant to this module e.g. exploration of sources given in bibliography, use of micro-processor-based equipment in the laboratory for data accumulation and handling.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Not applicable|
|Problem solving||Implicit in many of the laboratory techniques will be the ability to identify errors in measurement and steps required to correct these errors.|
|Research skills||Not applicable.|
|Team work||Essential during laboratory practicals, wherein students fulfil the role of subjects and experiments in groups of about four.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4