|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 2 hr lecture per week|
|Practical||1 x 3 hour practical per week|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||WRITTEN PRACTICAL REPORT||50%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours||100%|
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate detail knowledge of the adjustment, regulation and integration of physiological systems during exercise.
2. Examine the physiological bases to physiological training techniques.
3. Evaluate sport and exercise activities to determine physiological demand and training need.
4. Demonstrate awareness of a range of advanced physiological assessment techniques.
5. Compile a written laboratory report demonstrating the critical analysis and interpretation of data.
This module will develop understanding in how physiological systems of the body respond during a bout of exercise and how the performance of the body can be changed by regular physical training. Laboratory work will include the investigation of acute responses to exercise and the development of skills in 'fitness testing' (maximal heart rate, recovery time and blood lactate accumulation in the horse; assessment of anaerobic power and maximal oxygen uptake in the human). By analysing different types of sport and exercise activities in humans and examining the range of equine athletic activities from endurance work through to sprint racing, students will be able to apply physiological principles to practical situations.
Cardiovascular function (Fick equation, determinants of maximal oxygen uptake)
Respiratory function (ventilatory control and lactate threshold, limitations of pulmonary function to exercise in the horse and the elite human)
Principles of exercise testing and interpretation (validity and reliability of exercise tests, incremental exercise testing, constant work rate exercise, maximal intensity exercise)
Exercise energetics (aerobic and anaerobic systems of energy provision, oxygen deficit/ debt, energy balance and indirect calorimetry, measurement of anaerobic power and capacity)
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Data analysis|
|Communication||Reading and evaluation of appropriate material for assessments|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Peer assessment associated with laboratory reports will informally develop learning skills|
|Information Technology||Will be developed through data analysis in assignment|
|Problem solving||Data analysis and interpretation associated with the practical assessment|
|Subject Specific Skills||Ability to perform fitness assessment|
|Team work||Laboratory work|
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This module is at CQFW Level 5