This course provides you with an in-depth understanding of the integrated physiological processes involved during exercise. It builds on the level of knowledge gained in Exercise Physiology I and aims at enhancing your theoretical and practical knowledge of the responses to exercise with various stressors. This course also aims for you to gain experience in reading and interpreting original research articles in exercise physiology. This course will provide you with laboratory experience for the measurement of physiological responses to exercise in research or clinical settings, and as such is essential if you wish to undertake Honours or postgraduate research in the area of Exercise Physiology.
|Learning materials – TELT||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Laboratory 1 – Face-to-face||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Online zoom session for review. Weeks 6 and 13||2hrs||Refer to Format||2 times|
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Evaluate and discuss neuromuscular and cardiovascular physiology under conditions of rest and exercise.||Knowledgeable|
|2||Analyse exercise data and evaluate current sport science research||Creative and critical thinker|
|3||Evaluate and describe specific physiological responses and adaptations to exercise that are dependent on exercise intensity, duration, frequency, environmental conditions.||Knowledgeable|
|4||Evaluate and describe the physiological responses to various modes of exercise and training methodologies||Knowledgeable|
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Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
The results of the Sports Science Quiz in Week 3 will provide early feedback on progress.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
20 Multiple Choice Questions
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Test (Quiz)|
|Week 7||In Class|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
|Exam Period||Exam Venue|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Sport Science Quiz|
Five quizzes on contemporary issues in advanced exercise physiology based on recent research articles in conjunction with lab based activities and lecture material. Two research articles will be available to students prior to each quiz with similar themed topics in the lab and from the lectures.
SUBMIT: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11, 13 The quiz will be multiple choice questions given to you on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Data analysis and report writing|
Students will analyse and interpret VO2 max data. You will be required to produce two graphs and interpret the data from the graphs. An explanation of the physiological mechanisms and comparison with athletic and non-athletic populations is also required.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final exam|
The final exam is designed to assess your understanding of all components of the course including lecture, laboratory class, and required readings content, from Week 1 – Week 13 inclusive.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
Multiple choice (MCQ) and short answer questions
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||William D. McArdle,Frank I. Katch,Victor L. Katch||2015||Exercise Physiology||n/a||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
It is compulsory for all students to wear suitable exercising clothing and covered footwear appropriate for physical activity in practical classes and for all practical sessions.
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