|Module Title||EQUINE PERFORMANCE PHYSIOLOGY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Meriel J S Moore-Colyer|
|Other staff||Mr Sebastian D McBride|
|Pre-Requisite||Biology 'A' level, minimum grade D (or equivalent)|
|Course delivery||Lecture||14 Hours 14 x 1 hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||24 Hours Attendance at 2-day 'Advances in Equine Science' Conference at Gregynog|
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.
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.
.2 IT and information handling
The essay will be in typed format, requiring students to use Word ? or other similar word processing software packages.
.4 Writing in an academic context
Skills related to academic writing will be developed and assessed through the assignment which requires an element of literature review.
Self management will be developed through the provision of reading lists and assessed by responses to examination questions and the assignment.
.8 Group activity
This module is at CQFW Level 6