|| RS30710 |
|| EQUINE PERFORMANCE PHYSIOLOGY |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Deborah M Nash |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Professor Charles J Newbold |
|| RS10410 , RD10910 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 11 x 2 hour lectures |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 3 x 3 hour seminar presentations by students |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Assessed seminar presentation Outcome assessed: 5 ||30%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4 ||70%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Supplementary examination, assessing all outcomes ||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Describe the microscopic anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.
2. Identify and describe microscopic anatomy of muscle and factors influencing muscle contraction.
3. Discuss the nervous system in terms of goal directed movement, control of posture and gait.
4. Discuss the regulation of bone remodelling with reference to injury and wastage in performance horses.
5. Examine methods currently employed for monitoring fitness and evaluate their efficacy in prediction of potential performance.
This module will consist of 15 lectures and 3 seminars which will build upon level 1 and 2 exercise physiology modules. It will consider various aspects of applied equine performance physiology. Initially, neuromuscular control of movement will be investigated. This will be followed by consideration of both positive and detrimental effects of exercise and training on the structure and function of the equine athlete.
The module aims to:
Provide knowledge of the microscopic structure and physiology of nerve, muscle and bone and their function in relation to movement.
It will develop an understanding of aspects of the physiology of the horse, which may have positive or detrimental effects upon performance.
.1 Independent project work
Seminar presentations will be researched in order to develop a greater understanding of outcome 5. This will be undertaken either on an individual basis or as part of a pair, (dependent on numbers).
.2 IT and information handling
The seminar will be presented in Powerpoint.
.4 Writing in an academic context
Skills related to academic writing will be developed and assessed through both the seminar which requires an element of literature review, and the examination.
Developed through research undertaken for the seminar.
Frandsen R D (1992) Anatomy and physiology of farm animals
5th. Lea and Febiger
Hodgson D R and Rose R J (1994) The athletic horse
W B Saunders & Co
Jones W E (1989) Equine sports medicine
Lea and Febiger
This module is at CQFW Level 6