|Module Title||EQUINE PERFORMANCE PHYSIOLOGY|
|Co-ordinator||Mrs Meriel Moore-Colyer|
|Other staff||Mr Sebastian McBride|
|Pre-Requisite||Biology 'A' level, minimum grade D (or equivalent)|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours|
|Assessment||Assignment||3000 word essay||40%|
|Resit assessment||Supplementary Exam - As per University - Examinations or re-submission of coursework|
provide a knowledge of the microscopic structure and physiology of bone, nerve and muscle tissue, and their function in relation to animal movement; and to provide an understanding of the physiological responses which occur during the athletic conditioning of the horse.
1. Discuss regulation of bone remodelling
2. Identify and describe microscopic anatomy of muscle and factors influencing muscle contraction
3. Describe the microscopic anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
4. Discuss the nervous system in terms of control of posture and goal directed movement
5. Describe physiological and biochemical responses to athletic conditioning
6. Indentify the suitability of methods for monitoring fitness and prdicting performance potential
7. Follow and understand current areas of research in equine performance physiology.